steinkern

noun stein·kern \ˈs(h)tīnˌkern\

Definition of steinkern

plural

-s

  1. :  a fossil consisting of a stony mass that entered a hollow natural object (such as a bivalve shell) in the form of mud or sediment, was consolidated, and remained as a cast after dissolution of the mold

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Origin and Etymology of steinkern

German, from stein stone + kern kernel, grain, from Old High German kerno; akin to Old High German korn grain — more at corn


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