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Fossilized Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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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In a typical fossil, the body form is retained, but the original molecules that made up the body have been replaced by some inorganic material, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or silica (SiO2).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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Fossilized Sample Sentences in News

  • Kapampangan collector shares fossil discoveries
    CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- For avid fossil collector Jorge Cuyugan, it all started with a strong interest in the history of things, which has turned into a life-long commitment of collecting fossilized shark teeth, ammonites, and a number of different geodes. His vast collection of species covers fossil history of over 300 million years. Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • 15-million-year-old mollusk protein found
    Scientists have found 'beautifully preserved' 15-million-year-old thin protein sheets in fossil shells from southern Maryland. The team collected samples from Calvert Cliffs, along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay, a popular fossil collecting area. They found fossilized shells of a snail-like mollusk called Ecphora that lived in the mid-Miocene era. Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Could fossilized teeth solve a monkey mystery?
    The discovery of prehistoric molars in Peru could fill a major gap in our understanding of primate evolution.  Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'

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