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Meaning of "subfossil" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUBFOSSIL

subfossil  [ˈsʌbˌfɒsəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUBFOSSIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Subfossil 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 SUBFOSSIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

subfossil

Subfossil

Subfossil is a term applied to the remains of a once-living organism in cases where the remains are not considered to be fully fossil for one of two possible reasons: that not enough time has elapsed since the animal died, or that the conditions in which the remains were deposited were not optimal for fossilization. In the first case, for example, with remains such as molluscan seashells, which frequently do not change their chemical composition over geological time, and may occasionally retain even such features as the original color markings for millions of years, the label "subfossil" is applied to shells that are understood to be thousands of years old, but are of Holocene age, and therefore are not old enough to be from the Pleistocene epoch. In the second case, unfossilized or partially fossilized remains can include bones, exoskeletons, nests, skin imprints, or fecal deposits. Subfossils of vertebrates are often found in caves or other shelters, where the remains have been preserved for thousands of years.

Definition of subfossil in the English dictionary

The definition of subfossil in the dictionary is something partly fossilized.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUBFOSSIL


aglossal
əˈɡlɒsəl
apostle
əˈpɒsəl
colossal
kəˈlɒsəl
dossal
ˈdɒsəl
dossel
ˈdɒsəl
duniewassal
ˌduːnɪˈwɒsəl
dunniewassal
ˌduːnɪˈwɒsəl
fossil
ˈfɒsəl
glossal
ˈɡlɒsəl
hypoglossal
ˌhaɪpəˈɡlɒsəl
ichnofossil
ˈɪknəʊˌfɒsəl
isoglossal
ˌaɪsəˈɡlɒsəl
jostle
ˈdʒɒsəl
macrofossil
ˈmækrəʊˌfɒsəl
microfossil
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɒsəl
nonfossil
ˌnɒnˈfɒsəl
opisthoglossal
əˌpɪsθəˌɡlɒsəl
paraglossal
ˌpærəˈɡlɒsəl
supercolossal
ˌsuːpərkəˈlɒsəl
throstle
ˈθrɒsəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUBFOSSIL

subfactorial
subfamilies
subfamily
subfertile
subfertility
subfeu
subfeudation
subfeudatory
subfield
subfile
subfix
subfloor
subfluid
subfreezing
subfusc
subfuscous
subgenera
subgeneration
subgeneric
subgenerically

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUBFOSSIL

basil
brasil
chesil
derived fossil
dossil
fusil
index fossil
living fossil
mofussil
Musil
pensil
reworked fossil
scissil
sweet basil
tahsil
tonsil
trace fossil
utensil
Yggdrasil
zone fossil

Synonyms and antonyms of subfossil in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «subfossil» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUBFOSSIL

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

Translator English - Chinese

subfossil
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

subfósil
570 millions of speakers

English

subfossil
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

subfossil
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

subfossil
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

субфоссильные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

subfóssil
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

subfossil
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

subfossile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Subfosil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

subfossiler
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

subfossil
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

subfossil
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Subfosil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

subfossil
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

subfossil
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सबफॉसिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

subfossil
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

subfossile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

subfosylna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

субфоссільние
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

subfossil
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

subfossil
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

subfossil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

subfossil
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

halvfossil
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of subfossil

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUBFOSSIL»

The term «subfossil» is normally little used and occupies the 135.483 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUBFOSSIL» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUBFOSSIL»

Discover the use of subfossil in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to subfossil and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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On two subfossil whales discovered in Sweden
Wilhelm Lilljeborg. and broader in the lower part rather nearer the lower end, than in the 4th, as is the case also in a higher degree in the 2nd pair; and as besides the next pair, with which it might be confounded, have been found entire, we ...
Wilhelm Lilljeborg, 1867
2
Aquatic Toxicology and Hazard Assessment: Tenth Volume
REFERENCE: Crisman, T. L. , "The Use of Subfossil Benthic Invertebrates in Aquatic Resource Management," Aquatic Toxicology and Hazard Assessment: 10th Volume, ASTM STP 971, W. J. Adams, G. A. Chapman, and W. G. Landis, Eds., ...
William J. Adams, Gary A. Chapman, Wayne G. Landis, 1988
3
Analytical Pyrolysis of Natural Organic Polymers
Decomposing and Subfossil Plant Materials. The differentiation between subfossil and fossil plant materials is not distinct. While coal or kerogens can be considered indeed as modified fossil plant (or algae) materials, the definition is much ...
S.C. Moldoveanu, 1998
4
New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Osteological. observations. on. the. larger. species. of. the. skink. Cyclodina. and. the. subfossil. occurrence. of. these. and. the. gecko. Hoplodactylus. duvaucelii. in. the. North. Island,. New. Zealand. Table 1 Length data for femora and humeri ...
5
Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
Records of subfossil frog bones, (including Patarau, Martinborough, Coonoor, Patoka, Hukanui and Waitomo), and the possible former existence of another, larger, extinct species, were first published by Bull and Whitaker (1975).
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
TABLE I. — Measurements and height indices of subfossil and Recent specimens of Rhytida duplicata. POPULATION Mean 95% Mean N D'meter Con. Lim. H.I. * A.M. = Auckland Museum; M. = Dominion Museum and N.Z./f. = Auckland ...
7
Primate Evolution and Human Origins
Moreover, if recently extinct (subfossil) forms are taken into account, the entire remainder of the primate order strains to find suitable morphological and cco- ethological analogies to the Malagasv prosimians (Tattersall. 1973b; Walker. 1974).
John G. Fleagle
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The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric Life of New Zealand
Subfossil remains from the Fred Catchment, Waitomo. New Zealand Speleological Bulletin 122: 46-48. . 1983a. Moas and Other Subfossils. Waitomo: Waitomo Museum. . 1983b. Subfossil insects: A key to past diversity. Weta 6: 42- 43. . 1984a.
T. H. Worthy, Richard N. Holdaway, 2002
9
New Directions in Lemur Studies
Average similarities of subfossil (extant-primate) communities to modern forest sites were also assessed by geographic region and by forest type. A UPGMA phenogram was constructed to summarize the hierarchy of site similarities suggested ...
Berthe Rakotosamimanana, International Primatological Society. Congress, 1999
10
The Evolution of Primate Societies
... whereas tarsiers are much smaller, weighing only 50 to 130 g (table 2.1). It is noteworthy that all lemurs, including the large subfossil species, lack sexual size dimorphism. If anything, females tend to be slightly heavier than males (Kappeler  ...
John C. Mitani, Josep Call, Peter M. Kappeler, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUBFOSSIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term subfossil is used in the context of the following news items.
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The World's Sixth Extinction Event Is Upon Us
In the normal rate, derived from a thorough analysis of thousands of mammal fossil and subfossil records from the last two million years, one would expect to ... «The New Republic, Jun 15»
2
In Images: Wacky Animals That Lived on Mauritius
... with the extinct Mauritian giant skink, which was one of the world's largest skinks, a probable victim of introduced rats and only known through subfossil bones ... «Live Science, May 15»
3
Lemur Teeth Help Take a Bite Out of Madagascar's Mysteries
This starting point in Crowley's study reveals a contrast of lemur mobility between subfossil and living species. With additional data, she anticipates finding ... «University of Cincinnati, Mar 15»
4
Madagascar cave is a graveyard for extinct giant lemurs
Judging from subfossil material (when bones are too young to have completely fossilized and still contain some organic matter), experts conclude the the giant ... «ZME Science, Feb 15»
5
Science Word of the Day: Ornithogenic
That's not to mention the additional geochemical insights drawn from some of the fossil and subfossil remains, such as that Adélie and gentoo penguins started ... «National Geographic, Jan 15»
6
A New Temperature History (AD 674-2010) of Southeast Finland
... to 2010, based on X-ray-derived tree-ring maximum latewood density (MXD) measurements made on subfossil and modern pine (Pinus sylvesris) materials. «CO2 Science Magazine, Nov 14»
7
Shaking off the northern bias in temperature reconstructions
These northern-biased reconstructions – which are based on studies of tree rings, coral, ice cores, subfossil pollen, boreholes and lake sediments – have played ... «Road to Paris, Jul 14»
8
Discovery of subfossil wood opens new research avenues
Thanks to close cooperation with the building-site management, the WSL researchers were able to obtain a large number of subfossil pine stumps from a ... «HeritageDaily, Jul 13»
9
Rare Dodo Bone Fossil For Auction At Christie's In London
The first subfossil remains of dodos were reportedly excavated at Mare aux Songes. "As an icon of extinction, the dodo is second to none. From its appearance ... «Nature World News, Mar 13»
10
Ancient genes may explain modern threat to Tasmanian devils
"We looked at subfossil bones of these extinct mainland devils, as well as museum specimens of Tasmanian devils collected over the last 200 years. «Phys.Org, Dec 12»

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