Fossils (frae Clessical Laitin fossilis; leeterally, "obtained bi diggin") are the preserved remains or traces o ainimals, plants, an ither organisms frae the remote past. The totality o fossils, baith discovered an undiscovered, an thair placement in fossiliferous (fossil-containin) rock formations an sedimentary layers (strata) is kent as the fossil record.
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- Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press.