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In ichnology, applied (a) to a structure constructed within a sediment by living organisms that indicates a high level of biological activity because of its high content of oxygen or organic matter, and (b) to a trace fossil that is more conspicuous than others nearby because some feature of its structure or composition has been emphasized by the processes of diagenesis.

(a) to a structure constructed within a sediment by living organisms that indicates a high level of biological activity because of its high content of oxygen or organic matter, and (b) to a trace fossil that is more conspicuous than others nearby because some feature of its structure or composition has been emphasized by the processes of diagenesis.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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