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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In a typical fossil, the body form is retained, but the original molecules that made up the body have been replaced by some inorganic material, such as calcium carbonate (CaCO3) or silica (SiO2).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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  • This Fossilized Creature Has the World's Oldest Muscles
    A fossilized creature found in Canada probably didn't go to the gym, but it may be the oldest animal known to have muscles, a new study finds. The specimen, which is approximately 560 million years old, is thought to be a relative of sea anemones and jellyfish, and contains fibrous bundles that appear to be muscle tissue, an important adaptation in the evoluti Read more on this news related to 'Fossilized'
  • Meteorite that doomed dinosaurs remade forests
    This is a fossilized leaf of Vitis stantonii, a grapelike plant from the Hell Creek Formation in North Dakota. Blonder is especially interested in the venation network of each leaf, because veins may be a very good proxy for temperature via their role in constraining leaf water usage. 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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