Fossilized

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  • set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs; "obsolete fossilized ways"; "an ossified bureaucratic system"

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Fossilized Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A fossil is the remains or trace of an ancient living thing.

Fossils of animals, plants or protists occur in sedimentary rock.

In a typical fossil, the body form is retained, but the original molecules that made up the body have been replaced by some inorganic material, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or silica (SiO2). The fossil feels like, and is, made of rock. It has been mineralised or petrified (literally, turned into rock).

A fossil may also be an imprint or impression of a living thing remaining in the fossilised mud of a long-gone age.



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  • The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved
    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in Earth's history. But nearly everything else was missing, leaving experts baffled about the Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Dinosaur tracks in Bolivia threatened with extinction
    Sucre (Bolivia) (AFP) - A hill in southeastern Bolivia is crisscrossed by fossilized dinosaur tracks -- a total of more than 5,000 footprints, some more than a meter long, dating back 65 million years. Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy
    FILE - In this June 4, 2010 file photo, Amy Sakariassen uses a miniature jackhammer to chip away at Dakota, a 66-million-year-old dinosaur with fossilized skin at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, N.D. North Dakota officials have reached a $3 million deal to keep Dakota on permanent display in Bismarck, where the fossil is planned as a cornerstone of a Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'

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