coprolitic

coprolite

[kop-ruh-lahyt]
noun
a stony mass consisting of fossilized fecal matter of animals.

Origin:
1820–30; copro- + -lite

coprolitic [kop-ruh-lit-ik] , adjective
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coprolite (ˈkɒprəˌlaɪt)
 
n
any of various rounded stony nodules thought to be the fossilized faeces of Palaeozic-Cenozoic vertebrates
 
coprolitic
 
adj

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coprolite
fossil dung, 1829, from copro- + Gk. lithos "stone."
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coprolite   (kŏp'rə-līt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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