[ mahy-kroh-fos-il ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈfɒs ɪl /
a fossil so small that it can be studied and identified only with a microscope.
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British Dictionary definitions for microfossil
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊˌfɒsəl) /
a fossil generally less than 0.5 millimetre in size, such as a protozoan, bacterium, or pollen grain
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Scientific definitions for microfossil
[ mī′krō-fŏs′əl ]
A microscopic fossil, as of a pollen grain or unicellular organism.
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