- a stony mass consisting of fossilized fecal matter of animals.
Origin of coprolite
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- any of various rounded stony nodules thought to be the fossilized faeces of Palaeozic-Cenozoic vertebrates
Word Origin and History for coprolite
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- Fossilized excrement. Analysis of the fossilized animal and plant remains within coprolites provides important information about the diet and environment of ancient biota.
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