Fosse Fossiliferous

Fossil

Meanings and phrases

fossil

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adj.
  1. characteristic of a fossil

fossil

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n.
  1. someone whose style is out of fashion; dodo; fogy; fogey
  2. the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

fossil copal

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n.
  1. partly mineralized copal dug from the ground; copalite; copaline

fossil fuel

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n.
  1. fuel consisting of the remains of organisms preserved in rocks in the earth's crust with high carbon and hydrogen content
E.g.
  • Driving vehicles that use fossil fuel becomes outlawed.
  • It operates separately from the fossil fuel power station.
  • The vast majority of this energy input comes from fossil fuel sources.

fossil oil

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n.
  1. a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons; petroleum; crude oil; crude; rock oil; oil

guide fossil

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n.
  1. a fossil known to have lived in a particular geologic age that can be used to date the rock layer in which it is found; index fossil

index fossil

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n.
  1. a fossil known to have lived in a particular geologic age that can be used to date the rock layer in which it is found; guide fossil

fossil record

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E.g.
  • Three species are only known from the fossil record:
  • The totality of fossils is known as the "fossil record".
  • Paleomycology is the study of fungi in the fossil record.

fossil fuels

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E.g.
  • The goal is a full independence of fossil fuels by 2050.
  • The fossil fuels include coal, petroleum and natural gas.
  • Renewable energy is becoming cheaper than from fossil fuels.

fossil species

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E.g.
  • It consists of five extant and one fossil species.
  • There is one know fossil species from the Jurassic.
  • This fossil species is known from the Oligocene in France.

fossil remains

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E.g.
  • The rock is rich in fossil remains from the Jurassic period.
  • No fossil remains of dodo-like birds have ever been found on the island.
  • The Cleveland Shale along Euclid Creek is known to contain limited fossil remains.

fossil evidence

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E.g.
  • Furthermore, some have been confirmed to be piscivorous through fossil evidence.
  • For example, the elder Huxley grouped birds with reptiles, based on fossil evidence.
  • There are disused quarries near the centre which provide fossil evidence for research purposes.

fossil marine

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E.g.
  • Paranephrolenellus Paranephrolenellus is an extinct genus of trilobite, fossil marine arthropods.
  • Emigrantia Emigrantia is an extinct genus of trilobites, fossil marine arthropods, of small to average size.
  • Bolbolenellus Bolbolenellus is an extinct genus of trilobites, fossil marine arthropods, with five species attributed to it currently.
E.g.
  • Paranephrolenellus Paranephrolenellus is an extinct genus of trilobite, fossil marine arthropods.
  • Emigrantia Emigrantia is an extinct genus of trilobites, fossil marine arthropods, of small to average size.
  • Bolbolenellus Bolbolenellus is an extinct genus of trilobites, fossil marine arthropods, with five species attributed to it currently.

fossil specimens

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E.g.
  • Over the years, twelve body fossil specimens of "Archaeopteryx" have been found.
  • The earliest fossil specimens of "V. vulpes" were uncovered in Baranya, Hungary dating from 3.4-1.8 million years ago.
  • In particular, the range of variation within all the early fossil specimens does not exceed the observed range which exists in the later species.

fossil records

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E.g.
  • Older fossil records are more difficult to interpret.
  • It is identifiable in fossil records at least since the early Pliocene.
  • Stromatolites provide some of the most ancient fossil records of life on Earth, dating back more than 3.5 billion years ago.

fossil material

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E.g.
  • The fossil material is from layers which are dated to the Late Pleistocene.
  • It was only after preparation of the fossil material in the laboratory that the bone was recognized as a humerus.
  • The related term paleospecies (or palaeospecies) indicates an extinct species only identified with fossil material.
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