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noun as in organic remains of a previous time

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When I was young, I loved to dig and find and collect fossils.

And yet they proved to have the same virus fossils in the exact same chromosome amid billions of possibilities.

The scientists were able to extract sufficient DNA from the roots, and they did indeed find the virus fossils.

The earliest fossils of anatomically modern humans are from about 200,000 years ago.

“Megalodon fossils appear in shallower marine sediments,” Balk said.

She told me that Luiz do Rego had sent home many fine minerals from the captaincy, and also some fossils.

Most of the young fellows around here are in the Army, and the older men are frightful old fossils.

Judge Leslie is dotty on that subject, and so are a good many of the other old fossils of Rosewater.

Not only do we view these allusions as relics, but we may as justly consider them in the light of literary fossils.

Imbedded in these grotesques of sandstone were fossils of wood, of fresh-water shells, and of fishes.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fossils, such as: specimen, relic, skeleton, trace, impression, and deposit.

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