coprolite meaning

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Noun: coprolite  'kópru`lIt
  1. Fossil excrement; petrified dung

Derived forms: coprolites

Type of: droppings, dung, muck, scat

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  1. now swedish researchers studying “ coprolites ” ? fossilized dino doo ? have discovered tiny silica crystals characteristic of relatively evolved grasses
  2. The site also yielded several human coprolites, ancient fecal material.
  3. Smith's special interest is in coprolites, fossilized excrement.
  4. Fossilized dung ( that is, coprolites ) are also macrofossils.
  5. The larger of the two coprolites has evidence of coprophagous organisms.

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