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def: "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." [GOC:aa, PMID:24395694, PMID:28229486]
synonym: "biomineral formation" NARROW 
synonym: "biomineralisation" EXACT 
synonym: "mineralisation" EXACT 
synonym: "mineralization" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0008150 ! biological_process
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