fossilization fossilization

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
  2. (n) becoming inflexible or out of date

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hollywood is in danger of fossilization.
  2. Bodies be come landscape, human anatomy wavers into that of animal or plant, and the structure of flesh undergoes a sort of fossilization.
  3. The traditional way to understand dinosaurs is through their bones, the only body parts that are preserved and converted into rock by the process of fossilization.

News

  • Fossil insect traces reveal ancient climate, entrapment, and fossilization at La Brea Tar Pits

    The La Brea Tar Pits have stirred the imaginations of scientists and the public for over a century. But the amount of time it took for ancient animals to become buried in asphalt after enduring gruesome deaths has remained a mystery. Recent forensic investigations reveal new insights into fossilization and the prevailing climate at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits toward the end of the last Ice Age.
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  • "It's pre-photography, a fossilization of time," Sugimoto, 57, said of that fossil and others nearby, which he has begun collecting in the last couple of years, adding: "Americans have done the Zen garden to death. I wanted to do something...
    on Sep 23, 2005 By: Hiroshi Sugimoto Source: International Herald Tribune

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