Definition of lebensspur in English:

lebensspur

noun

Biology Geology
  • A track, burrow, cast, etc., left in sediment by a living organism; especially such a trace preserved in fossil form in sedimentary rock.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in Micropaleontology. From German Lebensspur indirect evidence of life.

Pronunciation

lebensspur

/ˈleɪbənsʃpʊə//ˈleɪbənspəː/