The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil.
(figuratively) The process of becoming fixed, unchanging, and out of date.
Fossilization Sentence Examples
This second method of fossilization is termed petrifaction.
This is partly due to the fact that many important forms must have escaped fossilization altogether owing to their small size and delicate structure, while very many of those actually preserved are known only from the carapace or shell, the limbs being absent or represented only by indecipherable fragments.
Conceptacles contaning Spores, and strongly suggesting the Chytridineous Fungus Urophlyetis, have recently been found, in petrified material, on the leaves of an Alethopteris, which appears to have undergone decay before fossilization set in.
The great majority of vegetable fossils are of this kind, and the term incrustation is used as a general term to cover all such methods of fossilization.
Draw the carbon cycle to show the processes including photosynthesis, respiration, combustion, and fossilization.