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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In a typical fossil, the body form is retained, but the original molecules that made up the body have been replaced by some inorganic material, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or silica (SiO2).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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  • Aww! Primordial Reptile Fossils Show Mother Caring for Babies
    The fossilized remains of a small aquatic reptile surrounded by six babies suggest that the extinct animal was caring for the little ones when they died, a new study finds. The reptile is an extinct species called the philydrosaurus, and likely lived during the Early Cretaceous, a time period that spans about 145 to about 100 million years ago. An anonymous farmer Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Fossilized Giant Beaver Tooth Found In McHenry County
    A maintenance worker walking along the Kishwaukee River found the fossilized incisor just lying in some brush, according to McHenry County Conservation District spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer. Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Ancient Scorpion Had Feet, May Have Walked Out of Ocean
    A new scorpion species found fossilized in the rocks of a backyard could turn the scientific understanding of these stinging creatures on its head. The new species "is really important, because the combination of its features don't appear in any other known scorpion," said study leader Janet Waddington, an assistant curator of paleontology at the Roy Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'

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