fossil bone or ivory that has been colored naturally or artificially so as to resemble turquoise.
fossilized bone or tooth stained blue with iron phosphate and used as a gemstone Also called odontolite
[fos-er] /ˈfɒs ər/ noun 1. (in the early Christian church) a minor clergyman employed as a gravedigger.
[fo-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /fɒˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/ adjective, Zoology. 1. digging or burrowing. 2. adapted for digging, as the hands, feet, and bone structure of moles, armadillos, and aardvarks. /fɒˈsɔːrɪəl/ adjective 1. (of the forelimbs and skeleton of burrowing animals) adapted for digging 2. (of burrowing animals, such as the mole and armadillo) having limbs […]
[fos-yuh-luh] /ˈfɒs yə lə/ noun, plural fossulae [fos-yuh-lee] /ˈfɒs yəˌli/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a small fossa. fossula fos·su·la (fŏs’ə-lə, -yə-lə) n. pl. fos·su·lae (-lē’) A small fossa.
[faw-ster, fos-ter] /ˈfɔ stər, ˈfɒs tər/ verb (used with object) 1. to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage: to foster new ideas. 2. to bring up, raise, or rear, as a . 3. to care for or cherish. 4. British. to place (a child) in a . 5. Obsolete. to feed or nourish. […]