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[shtahyn-kern, -kurn, stahyn-] /ˈʃtaɪnˌkɛrn, -ˌkɜrn, ˈstaɪn-/
noun, Archaeology
the fossilized outline of a hollow organic structure, as a skull or a mollusk shell, formed when mud or sediment consolidated within the structure and the structure itself disintegrated or dissolved.
Also called endocast.
< German Steinkern literally, stone, pit (of a fruit), equivalent to Stein stone + Kern core, kernel Unabridged
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  • If the cavity reveals the form and markings of the inner surfaces of the organism, it's an internal mold or steinkern.

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