macrofossil

noun
mac·​ro·​fos·​sil | \ˈma-krō-ˌfä-səl \

Definition of macrofossil 

: a fossil large enough to be observed by direct inspection

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Using a combination of ancient DNA, plant macrofossils, and pollen, his team reconstructed the diet of four moa species. Jacob Mikanowski, The Atlantic, "Reconstructing Lost Worlds With Poop," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of macrofossil

1937, in the meaning defined above

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