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Definition of Fossil
Fossil Fos"sil, n.
1. A substance dug from the earth. [Obs.]
Note: Formerly all minerals were called fossils, but the word
is now restricted to express the remains of animals and
plants found buried in the earth. --Ure.
2. (Paleon.) The remains of an animal or plant found in
stratified rocks. Most fossils belong to extinct species,
but many of the later ones belong to species still living.
3. A person whose views and opinions are extremely
antiquated; one whose sympathies are with a former time
rather than with the present. [Colloq.]
FossilFossil Fos"sil, a. [L. fossilis, fr. fodere to dig: cf. F.
fossile. See Fosse.]
1. Dug out of the earth; as, fossil coal; fossil salt.
2. (Paleon.) Like or pertaining to fossils; contained in
rocks, whether petrified or not; as, fossil plants,
Fossil copal, a resinous substance, first found in the blue
clay at Highgate, near London, and apparently a vegetable
resin, partly changed by remaining in the earth.
Fossil cork, flax, paper, or wood, varieties of
Fossil farina, a soft carbonate of lime.
Fossil ore, fossiliferous red hematite. --Raymond.
Meaning of Fossil from wikipedia
- A fossil
Latin: fossilis, literally
'obtained by digging') is any preserved
remains, impression, or trace
of any once-living thing
- A fossil
fuel is a fuel formed
by natural, geological
processes. The prin****l source
of fossil fuels
is the anaerobic decomposition
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and manufacturer founded
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- living fossil
is an extant taxon
that cosmetically resemble ancestral species known
only from the fossil
record. To be considered
a living fossil
, the fossil...
is a standard protocol
for allowing serial communication
for telecommunications programs under
the DOS operating
is an acronym
as guide fossils
or indicator fossils
) are fossils
used to define
and identify geologic periods
stages). Index fossils
(roughly 11,700 years before
present). It includes
to classify organisms
and study their interactions
with each other
- A fossil
is the mineralized remains
of a dead organism. Fossil
may also refer
(novel), a 1993 book written
by Hal Clement
is a Software configuration
management, bug tracking system
and wiki software server
for use in software development created
by D. Richard
- Fossil collecting
(sometimes, in a non-scientific sense, fossil
hunting) is the collection
study, hobby, or profit. Fossil
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