subfossil

adjective
sub·​fos·​sil | \ ˈsəb-ˌfä-səl How to pronounce subfossil (audio) \

Definition of subfossil

: of less than typical fossil age but partially fossilized subfossil bones

Other Words from subfossil

subfossil noun

First Known Use of subfossil

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Subfossil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subfossil. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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