Coprolite definition

kŏprə-līt
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Fossilized excrement.
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Fossilized excrement.
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Fossilized excrement. Analysis of the fossilized animal and plant remains within coprolites provides important information about the diet and environment of ancient biota.
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A fossil consisting of petrified dung.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coprolite
Plural:
coprolites

Origin of coprolite

  • From copro- +‎ -lite.

    From Wiktionary