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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In a typical fossil, the body form is retained, but the original molecules that made up the body have been replaced by some inorganic material, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or silica (SiO2).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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  • Remarkable Limb Regeneration Began 300 Million Years Ago
    Fossilized, primitive amphibians with odd-looking appendages, some with extra toes and deformed shapes, suggest the ability of some vertebrates to regenerate or regrow amputated limbs first evolved at least 300 million years ago. Salamanders are the only modern four-legged vertebrates, or animals that have backbones, able to fully regenerate their limbs into adult Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Limb Regeneration Began 300 Million Years Ago
    Fossilized, primitive amphibians with odd-looking appendages suggest the ability of some vertebrates to regenerate or regrow amputated limbs first evolved at least 300 million years ago. Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Maryland’s $6 Million Shell Pile
    We’re paying for it, and it’s not a bad deal Article Author:  Bob Melamud It takes a village of vessels to build an oyster reef.     Two barges do the heavy work. One, the construction barge, bears a GPS-guided crane. That barge is anchored to stay a while in Harris Creek, just beyond Knapps Narrows on the Eastern Shore. Another barge holds tons of fossili Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'

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