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In a typical fossil, the body form is retained, but the original molecules that made up the body have been replaced by some inorganic material, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or silica (SiO2).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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  • 'Very Important' Ichthyosaur Fossil Discovered On UK Beach
    A 7-foot-long, fossilized skeleton of an extinct marine reptile has been discovered in the U.K. Jonathan Bow, a 34-year-old computer programmer, found what's believed to be an ichthyosaur fossil as he walked along Penarth Beach in South Wales with his brother, Wales Online reported Friday . “Something this large and complete is a once in a lifetime find,” Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Ancient Flying Reptile Named After Ang Lee's 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'
    Fossilized remains of the kryptodrakon progenitor ("hidden dragon"), which evolved into the largest flying creatures ever to inhabit earth, were discovered in northwest China, where the Oscar-winning film was shot. read more Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Ancient Flying Reptile Named After Kung Fu Film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'
    Fossilized remains of the kryptodrakon progenitor ("hidden dragon"), which evolved into the largest flying creatures ever to inhabit earth, were discovered in northwest China, where the Oscar-winning film was shot. read more Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'

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