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

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subfossil noun

First Known Use of subfossil

1829, in the meaning defined above

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