Petri-



1.
variant of 1. before elements of Latin origin:
petrifaction.

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  • Petrification

    [pe-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌpɛ trəˈfæk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of ; the state of being petrified. 2. something petrified. /ˌpɛtrɪˈfækʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of forming petrified organic material 2. the state of being petrified n. 1610s, from French petrification (16c.), Latinized noun of action from Middle French pétrifier (see petrify). […]

  • Petrifaction

    [pe-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌpɛ trəˈfæk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of ; the state of being petrified. 2. something petrified. /ˌpɛtrɪˈfækʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of forming petrified organic material 2. the state of being petrified n. early 15c., “action or process of hardening,” from petrify on model of satisfaction, etc. petrifaction […]



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