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Meaning of "coprolite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF COPROLITE

coprolite  [ˈkɒprəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COPROLITE

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Coprolite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES COPROLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

coprolite

Coprolite

A coprolite is fossilized feces. Coprolites are classified as trace fossils as opposed to body fossils, as they give evidence for the animal's behaviour rather than morphology. The name is derived from the Greek words κόπρος and λίθος. They were first described by William Buckland in 1829. Prior to this they were known as "fossil fir cones" and "bezoar stones". They serve a valuable purpose in paleontology because they provide direct evidence of the predation and diet of extinct organisms. Coprolites may range in size from a few millimetres to over 60 centimetres. Coprolites, distinct from paleofaeces, are fossilized animal dung. Like other fossils, coprolites have had much of their original composition replaced by mineral deposits such as silicates and calcium carbonates. Paleofaeces, on the other hand, retain much of their original organic composition and can be reconstituted to determine their original chemical properties, though in practice the term coprolite is also used for ancient human faecal material in archaeological contexts.

Definition of coprolite in the English dictionary

The definition of coprolite in the dictionary is any of various rounded stony nodules thought to be the fossilized faeces of Palaeozic-Cenozoic vertebrates.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COPROLITE


aerolite
ˈɛərəˌlaɪt
australite
ˈɔːstrəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
cheralite
ˈtʃɛrəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
hydrolyte
ˈhaɪdrəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
meteorolite
ˈmiːtɪərəˌlaɪt
natrolite
ˈnætrəˌlaɪt
nonelectrolyte
ˌnɒnɪˈlektrəˌlaɪt
polyelectrolyte
ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
siderolite
ˈsaɪdərəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
staurolite
ˈstɔːrəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
theralite
ˈθɪərəˌlaɪt
uralite
ˈjʊərəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COPROLITE

coprocessing
coprocessor
coproducer
coproduct
coprolalia
coprolaliac
coprolith
coprolitic
coprology
copromoter
coprophagan
coprophagic
coprophagist
coprophagous
coprophagy
coprophilia
coprophiliac
coprophilic
coprophilous
coproprietor

WORDS THAT END LIKE COPROLITE

actinolite
amphibolite
antimetabolite
catabolite
chrysolite
cosmopolite
cryolite
elite
impolite
indicolite
iolite
lepidolite
microlite
oolite
polite
rhodolite
rhyolite
scapolite
sepiolite
theodolite
tremolite

Synonyms and antonyms of coprolite in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «coprolite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COPROLITE

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The translations of coprolite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «coprolite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

粪化石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

coprolite
570 millions of speakers

English

coprolite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

coprolite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

coprolite
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

копролит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

coprolite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

coprolite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coprolithe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Coprolit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

coprolite
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

糞石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

coprolite
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Coprolite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

coprolite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காப்ராலைட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेट्रोलियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

coprolite
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

coprolite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

coprolite
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

копроліт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coprolit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

coprolite
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

coprolite
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

coprolite
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

koprolitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of coprolite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COPROLITE»

The term «coprolite» is normally little used and occupies the 116.087 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COPROLITE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about coprolite

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COPROLITE»

Discover the use of coprolite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to coprolite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in ...
The coprolite is sub-circular in cross-section. The surface is irregular and granular. The proximal end has a shallow circular depression at its apex. Towards the proximal end is a spiral groove that appears to represent secondary weathering.
Terry Harrison, 2011
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Coprolite
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A coprolite is fossilized animal dung.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science
If it can be shown that any of these reagents will affect such a material as Cambridge coprolite, and render it soluble in water, it is manifest that such aids cannot be depended upon for the purpose required. This seems to have been pretty well ...
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Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs
He later (Buckland, 1835) applied the term ''coprolite'' to fossilized feces. Coprolites have been found on every continent, with the oldest known vertebrate specimens dating back to the Silurian (Gilmore, 1992). Although some Quaternary ...
Philip J. Currie, Kevin Padian, 1997
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Manlike Monsters on Trial: Early Records and Modern Evidence
The real breakthrough in coprolite research occurred in 1950, when two Canadians7 discovered a new method of coprolite reconstitution which returned the ancient dried specimens to their original moist condition and permitted the careful ...
Marjorie M. Halpin, Michael M. Ames, 1980
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The Handy Geology Answer Book
What's. the. largest. coprolite. found. to. date? It. is called the pride of Saskatchewan, Canada: “Scotty” the Tyrannosaur, a Tyrannosaurus rex fossil excavated near the town of Eastend in 1994. More excitement followed only four years later, ...
Patricia L. Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E. Svarney, 2004
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View ...
In a coprolite from Burdiehouse, analyzed by Mr Connell, that accurate chemist could not detect the presence of fluorine. In the coprolite analyzed by us, however, we had no difficulty in detecting that substance, by the ordinary process .
Robert Jameson, 1835
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal
... take this opportunity of mentioning, that Professor Jameson informs me, that Wardie was the locality of the coprolite analyzed by Messrs Gregory and Walker, Edin. New Phil. Journ. Jan. 1835, and there stated to have been from Buidiehouse.
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Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal
In a coprolite from Burdiehouse, analyzed by Mr Connell, that accurate chemist could not detect the presence of fluorine. In the coprolite analyzed by us, however, we had no difficulty in detecting that substance, by the ordinary process .
Robert Jameson, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Wernerian Natural History Society, 1835
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The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain
The majority of the taxa present in the coprolite sample are also present in their study. However, there are some interesting differences between the assemblages and also those of West (1980), which could be related to taphonomy or hyaena ...
Nick Ashton, Simon Lewis, Chris Stringer, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COPROLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term coprolite is used in the context of the following news items.
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500 year old toilet in Jerusalem reveals clues about long-distance …
The eggs of Trichuris trichura (whipworm) and Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm) were common and found in all coprolite samples and the ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jun 15»
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Dinosaurs Unearthed [Photos] [Video]
The exhibition runs until October 12, with special weekly activities including Velociraptor Safety Awareness Week and Coprolite Week. «Edmonton Sun, May 15»
3
Preview: New Telus World of Science exhibit brings the dino age to life
... not bones, but everything else dinosaurs might have left behind — everything from footprints, trackways, to coprolite, fossilized dinosaur poo. «Edmonton Journal, May 15»
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Art of Jewelry: The Royal Legacy of Wartski
But there are also less grim finds, such as a Fabergé cup, originally made for the Tsar's brother, that was carved from a stone called coprolite ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Apr 15»
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Med City Movie Guy: Grayer but greater goes Pacino in 'Danny Collins'
Jack and Jill (2011) This Adam Sandler comedy is universally regarded as cinematic coprolite. Pacino slums it as a Dunkin' Donuts pitchman ... «Post-Bulletin, Apr 15»
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Asia's Ancient Animals
The variety in coprolite size, ranging from a few milliliters to seven centimeters in maximum dimension, suggest that the producing animals also ... «Asian Scientist Magazine, Apr 15»
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Sonic Highways: Scott Benzel and the "Manifest Destiny Billboard …
Over the past decade, he's presented various selections of books (like Joan Didion's White Album against Andy Warhol's A) between coprolite ... «BLOUIN ARTINFO, Mar 15»
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Gem and mineral show brings color and creativity to county families
They take anything from quartz to coprolite, a fancy name for petrified dinosaur dung. “It makes 'crappy' dinosaur necklaces,” Hatch jokes. «Daily Herald, Mar 15»
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Medieval Latrine In Jerusalem Provides Window Into Spread Of …
One coprolite tested positive for eggs of the fish tapeworm, which was the most unexpected discovery from the analysis. The researchers also ... «Science 2.0, Mar 15»
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Pinworm plagued prehistoric proto-mammals
Most recently, a 240 million year old nematode parasite egg was discovered in a coprolite thought to originate from prehistoric therapsid ... «BMC Pediatrics, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Coprolite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/coprolite>. Oct 2019 ».
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