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taphonomy Tweet Definition of taphonomy Like Definition of taphonomy on Facebook
noun 
  1. the study of the fate of the remains of organisms after they die, especially the study of fossilization
     
trace fossil Tweet Definition of trace fossil Like Definition of trace fossil on Facebook
noun (plural trace fossils)
  1. A type of fossil reflecting the reworking of sediments and hard substrates by organisms, rather than the physical remains of the organism itself. This includes structures such as burrows, trails, impressions, coprolites and borings.
     
tyrannosaur Tweet Definition of tyrannosaur Like Definition of tyrannosaur on Facebook
noun 
  1. any large bipedal carnivorous dinosaur, of the family Tyrannosauridae, that lived in North America during the Cretaceous period
     

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