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Fossils

Fossil Vocabulary (reassessment)

TermDefinition
fossil imprint or remains of plant or animal that once was alive and lived a very long time ago
extinct gone forever; all of one kind of a plant or animal dies
cast fossil a fossil made of inside a mold when minerals seeped in and hardens into the shape of the mold
mold fossil a fossil of an organism that left an empty space in the rock the shape of the once living organism
trace fossil a fossil that are the remains of the activity of an animal, such as preserved track ways, footprints, fossilized egg shells, and nests.
petrified wood a fossil in which the organic remains have been replaced by minerals in the slow process of being replaced with stone
sap sticky juice from trees
amber hardened treee sap, often the source of insect fossils and is usually yellow in color
paleontologist a scientist who studies fossils
preserved to keep something as it was
Created by: lasheabranton