demineralization

A loss or decrease of the mineral constituents of the body or individual tissues, especially of bone.

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de·min·er·al·iza·tion also Brit de·min·er·al·isa·tion (.)dē-.min-(ə-)rə-lə-'zā-shən n
1) loss of minerals (as salts of calcium) from the body esp. in disease
2) the process of removing mineral matter or salts (as from water)
de·min·er·al·ize also Brit de·min·er·al·ise (.)dē-'min-(ə-)rə-.līz vt, -ized also Brit -ised; -iz·ing also Brit -is·ing

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de·min·er·al·iza·tion (de-min″ər-əl-ĭ-zaґshən) excessive elimination of mineral or inorganic salts, as in pulmonary tuberculosis, cancer, and osteomalacia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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