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Definition of Fossils
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 Fossils from wikipedia
- (coprolites). These types
are called trace fossils
or ichnofossils, as opposed
to body fossils
. Some fossils
and are called...
- A fossil
fuel is a hydrocarbon-containing material formed naturally
in the earth's crust
from the remains
of dead plants
that is extracted...
clade. Living fossils commonly
are of species-poor lineages, but they need not be. While
the body plan of a living fossil remains
is a compilation album
rock band Dinosaur
1991 on SST Records. It contains three
the band had previously...
as guide fossils
or indicator fossils
) are fossils
used to define
and identify geologic periods
stages). Index fossils
(play), a 1925 play by Carl Sternheim
and Posy Fossil
in the 1936 novel Ballet Shoes Fossils
(band), a rock...
a "living fossil
" because scientists thought
it was the sole remaining member
of a taxon otherwise known
only from fossils
, with no close
- different types
of fossil organisms while others study ecology
history, such as ancient
climates. Body fossils
and trace fossils
are the prin****l...
- the preserved remains
of the plant
itself. Trace fossils contrast
with body fossils
are the fossilized remains
of organisms' bodies...
- these fossils
may have originated
from the same parent plant
but they are each given their
name. This approach
to naming plant fossils
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