Definition of lebensspur in English:

lebensspur

noun

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

Pronunciation

lebensspur

/ˈleɪbənsʃpʊə/ /ˈleɪbənspəː/

Origin

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