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Definition of Fossils

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 Fossils from wikipedia

- (coprolites). These types of fossil are called trace fossils or ichnofossils, as opposed to body fossils. Some fossils are biochemical and are called...
- Fossils is a compilation album by indie rock band Dinosaur Jr., released in August 1991 on SST Records. It contains three 7" singles the band had previously...
- still work their way into Beach Fossils’ live sets today. During the recording sessions for What A Pleasure, Beach Fossils and Jack Tatum covered and recorded...
- category of fossils not limited to a single species. Some states that lack an explicit state fossil have nevertheless singled out a fossil for formal designation...
- human settlements List of fossil primates List of fossil sites List of mummies List of notable fossils List of transitional fossils Gibbons, Ann. The First...
- fossils (also known as guide fossils or indicator fossils) are fossils used to define and identify geologic periods (or faunal stages). Index fossils...
- origin of the extant clade. Living fossils commonly are species-poor lineages, but they need not be. Living fossils exhibit stasis over geologically long...
- A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient...
- different types of fossil organisms while others study ecology and environmental history, such as ancient climates. Body fossils and trace fossils are the prin****l...
- November, Fossils pla**** lived for the first time in Bangladesh at the Dhaka Rock Fest 2007, the first ever international Bengali rock festival. Fossils featured...
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