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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...
is a compilation album
rock band Dinosaur
1991 on SST Records. It contains three
the band had previously...
Sendra, Tim. "Beach Fossils
- Beach Fossils
". AllMusic. Retrieved
7 July 2013. Cosores, Philip. "Beach Fossils
- 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...
as guide fossils
or indicator fossils
) are fossils
used to define
and identify geologic periods
stages). Index fossils
of the extant
clade. Living fossils commonly
are species-poor lineages, but they need not be. Living fossils exhibit stasis
to a single
species. Some states
that lack an explicit state fossil
have nevertheless singled
out a fossil
means—for example, stromatolites. Trace fossils contrast
with body fossils
are the fossilized remains
of organisms' bodies...
- November, Fossils
for the first
time in Bangladesh
at the Dhaka
Rock Fest 2007, the first
ever international Bengali
rock festival. Fossils
- A fossil
fuel is a fuel formed
processes, such as anaerobic decomposition
dead organisms, containing energy originating
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