Examples of fossilize in a Sentence
The mud helped to preserve and fossilize the wood.
Recent Examples of fossilize from the Web
Trees buried under volcanic ash or sediment for millions of years fossilize into petrified wood.
Paleoanthropologists digging at a site in Morocco discovered fossilized early human remains that are 300,000 to 350,000 years old.
Shark bodies are largely made of this firm, white connective substance—which does not fossilize well.
This was not a small, delicate creature unlikely to fossilize.
Overtime, that gooey substance fossilized into an amber tomb for the parasite, preserving it and its last meal for future generations to see.
Animals this small do not fossilize well, which is why this stage of the distant evolutionary past is so little known.
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FOSSILIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fossilize for English Language Learners
: to become a fossil or to cause (something) to become a fossil
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