coprolite


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cop·ro·lite

 (kŏp′rə-līt′)
n.
Fossilized excrement.

cop′ro·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

coprolite

(ˈkɒprəˌlaɪt)
n
(Palaeontology) any of various rounded stony nodules thought to be the fossilized faeces of Palaeozic-Cenozoic vertebrates
coprolitic adj

cop•ro•lite

(ˈkɒp rəˌlaɪt)

n.
a fossil consisting of animal fecal matter.
[1820–30]
cop`ro•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.

coprolite

a small mass of rock composed of the petrified fecal remains of animals.
See also: Geology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coprolite - fossil excrement; petrified dung
droppings, dung, muck - fecal matter of animals
References in periodicals archive ?
From the Buckland Coprolite file, Oxford University Museum (cited in Nicolaas A.
Josh Chait, the spokesman for the auctioneer in Beverly Hills, said that the spectacular specimen was possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilised dinosaur feces ever to be offered at auction, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base.
A coprolite is a flashlight powered by copper-topped batteries.
This appears to be a constructed surface, overlain by further coprolite deposits.
The coprolite is much too small to represent a large ungulate; it likely came from a small-to-medium-sized carnivore.
The top most unit is usually a phos-arenite with coarse grained coprolite.
Dinosaur poo, called coprolite, also offer clues about what species like Baryonyx used to eat.
Dinosaur faeces, called coprolite, also offer clues about what species like Baryonyx used to eat.
The biggest coprolite, or fossilized dropping, is the only piece of T rex dung found so far.
Individual coprolites and slabs of coprolite-bearing sandstone lenses and shale were collected at the gypsum-shale contact in unit 2 (Figures 2 and 3).
They all had the opportunity to touch Morin's sample of "coprolite," only to reel in hysterics upon learning that coprolite is fossilized dino-dung.
And I had a lot of fun passing around a piece of coprolite and watching them trying to figure out what it was--and even more fun seeing them squeal and wipe their hands on their pants, the carpet (or their friends), when I explained that a coprolite was fossilized poo.