[ kop-ruh-lahyt ]
/ ˈkɒp rəˌlaɪt /
a stony mass consisting of fossilized fecal matter of animals.
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OTHER WORDS FROM coprolitecop·ro·lit·ic [kop-ruh-lit-ik] /ˌkɒp rəˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coprolite
/ (ˈkɒprəˌlaɪt) /
any of various rounded stony nodules thought to be the fossilized faeces of Palaeozic-Cenozoic vertebrates
Derived forms of coprolitecoprolitic (ˌkɒprəˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for coprolite
[ kŏp′rə-līt′ ]
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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