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fossil

the remains of a once-living organism preserved in the rock strata.
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The find also proves that voice boxes from dinosaurs' time can indeed fossilize.
For those wishing to fossilize their pets, O'Hare explains where to bury them.
The researchers focused on the teeth and "parts of the body that don't normally fossilize," such as the brain.