In these fringing woods are some curious dripping crags which fossilize every article submitted to their influence.
It took twenty million years to make the fish and to fossilize him so we'd have the evidence later.
And he was able to guess, although he could not move his limbs to test it, that he was in the form in which he was to fossilize.
Cartilaginous jaws would not fossilize, and the Ostracoderms may have possessed them.
When you stiffen up a way of life and try to fossilize it so it'll stay that way forever, then you find you've lost it.
The remains or imprint of an organism from a previous geologic time. A fossil can consist of the preserved tissues of an organism, as when encased in amber, ice, or pitch, or more commonly of the hardened relic of such tissues, as when organic matter is replaced by dissolved minerals. Hardened fossils are often found in layers of sedimentary rock and along the beds of rivers that flow through them. See also index fossil, microfossil, trace fossil.