All of the changes that occur to a fossil (or more generally any sediment) after initial burial; includes changes that result from chemical, physical as well as biological processes. The study of diagenesis is part of taphonomy.
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sum of all processes, chiefly chemical, by which changes in a sediment are brought about after its deposition but before its final lithification ... [6 related articles]
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chemical, physical, or biological change undergone by a sediment after its initial deposition and during and after its lithification, exclusive of surface alteration (weathering) and metamorphism.
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In geology and oceanography, diagenesis is any chemical, physical, or biological change undergone by a sediment after its initial deposition and during and after its lithification, exclusive of surface alteration (weathering) and metamorphism. These changes happen at relatively low temperatures and...
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All chemical, physical, and biological modifications undergone by a sediment after its initial deposition.
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In geology, the physical, chemical, and biological processes by which a sediment becomes a sedimentary rock. The main processes involved include compaction of the grains, and the cementing of the grains together by the growth of new minerals deposited by percolating groundwater. As a whole, diagenes...
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