Lagerstatte definitions

lä'gər-shtä'tə
A rock deposit that has an abundance and variety of fossils, often preserved in fine detail and showing soft body parts.
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Origin of lagerstatte

German deposit, bed (as of coal or ore) Lager bed, storehouse lager Stätte (from later Middle High German stete) (back-formation from stete) (genitive and dative of earlier Middle High German stat place) (from Old High German stat stā- in Indo-European roots)