Definition of microfossil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌfäs(ə)l/


A fossil or fossil fragment that can be seen only with a microscope.
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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Syllabification: mi·cro·fos·sil

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