macrofossil

[ mak-ruh-fos-il ]
/ ˌmæk rəˈfɒs ɪl /

noun

a fossil large enough to be studied and identified without the use of a microscope.

QUIZZES

FOR LEXICAL ALIMENTATION, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Nourish your vocabulary with a refresher on the words from the week of September 14–20, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “blatherskite” mean?
Compare microfossil.

Origin of macrofossil

First recorded in 1935–40; macro- + fossil
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020