Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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1. homogenous mixture of two or more substances, without chemical change, although one substance may be dissolved (the solute) in another (the solvent).

2. a weathering process involving groundwater that results in the reduction of fossil tissues during permineralization; the removal of organic elements and molecules and their replacement by inorganic entities is typical of this action; see fluorine dating and diagenesis.

3. the act of solving a problem or answering a question; or, the answer itself.

4. termination of a disease state.

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