subfossil

adjective

sub·​fos·​sil ˈsəb-ˌfä-səl How to pronounce subfossil (audio)
: of less than typical fossil age but partially fossilized
subfossil bones
subfossil noun

Word History

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First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subfossil was in 1829

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“Subfossil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subfossil. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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