Definition of derived fossil in English:
A fossil redeposited in a sediment which is younger than the one in which it first occurred.
- No débris of Lower Cretaceous rock or derived fossils were found in the contact strata of the Woodbine.
- Previous reports have described a concretion derived fossil assemblage rich in brine shrimp, chironomid midge pupa, and dytiscid beetle larvae.
- Most lipid biomarkers do not provide information on whether water column derived fossil species are truly ancient or still physiologically active.
Definition of derived fossil in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan