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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
biological process +     
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biological adhesion +   
biological phase +   
biological regulation +   
biomineralization +   
The process where mineral crystals are formed and deposited in an organized fashion in a matrix (either cellular or extracellular) by living organisms. This gives rise to inorganic compound-based structures such as skeleton, teeth, ivory, shells, cuticle, and corals as well as bacterial biomineralization products.
carbohydrate utilization +   
carbon utilization +  
cell aggregation +   
cell killing +   
cell population proliferation +   
cellular component organization or biogenesis +   
cellular process +   
detoxification +   
developmental process +   
growth +   
immune system process +   
localization +   
locomotion +   
metabolic process +   
multi-organism process +   
multicellular organismal process +   
negative regulation of biological process +   
nitrogen utilization +   
phosphorus utilization +  
pigmentation +   
positive regulation of biological process +   
regulation of biological process +   
reproduction +   
reproductive process +   
response to stimulus +   
rhythmic process +   
signaling +   
sulfur utilization +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: biomineralisation ;   mineralisation ;   mineralization
Narrow Synonyms: biomineral formation
Xrefs: Wikipedia:Biomineralization
Definition Sources: GOC:aa, PMID:24395694, PMID:28229486

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