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Definition of Fossil

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.]
Fossil
Fossil 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, shells. 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 amianthus. Fossil farina, a soft carbonate of lime. Fossil ore, fossiliferous red hematite. --Raymond.

Meaning of Fossil from wikipedia

- A fossil (from classical Latin: fossilis, literally 'obtained by digging') is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from...
- A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural, geological processes. The prin****l source of fossil fuels is the anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms...
- Fossil Group, Inc. is an American fashion designer and manufacturer founded in 1984 by Tom Kartsotis and based in Richardson, Texas. Their brands include...
- 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...
- FOSSIL is a standard protocol for allowing serial communication for telecommunications programs under the DOS operating system. FOSSIL is an acronym for...
- fossils (also known as guide fossils or indicator fossils) are fossils used to define and identify geologic periods (or faunal stages). Index fossils...
- epoch (roughly 11,700 years before present). It includes the study of fossils to classify organisms and study their interactions with each other and...
- A fossil is the mineralized remains of a dead organism. Fossil may also refer to: Fossil (novel), a 1993 book written by Hal Clement The Fossil (play)...
- Fossil is a Software configuration management, bug tracking system and wiki software server for use in software development created by D. Richard Hipp...
- Fossil collecting (sometimes, in a non-scientific sense, fossil hunting) is the collection of fossils for scientific study, hobby, or profit. Fossil collecting...