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English definition of “fossil record”

fossil record

noun [C/U]  /ˈfɑs·əl ˌrek·ərd/
earth science the fossils in a particular group of rocks that give information about how and when those rocks formed earth science The fossil record is also the set of all fossils together that can be used to tell the history of the earth.
(Definition of fossil record from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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