A fossil or fossil fragment that can be seen only with a microscope.
More example sentences
- Micropalaeontology is the study of microfossils, a microfossil being any fossil that is best studied by means of a microscope.
- A total of 772 samples have been analysed for microfossils from the proximal Cretaceous succession of the Orange Basin during the past 10 years.
- The key to understanding the early evolution of eukaryotes lies in the Proterozoic fossil record, especially microfossils.
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