palaeontology palaeontology n. The branch of archeology that studies fossil organisms and related remains.

Syn: paleontology, fossilology. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Palaeontology —     Palæontology     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Palæontology     (logos ton palaion onton)     Palæontology, or the science of fossils, deals with extinct or primeval animals and plants. It treats of their characteristics, classification, life and …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • palaeontology — (US paleontology) ► NOUN ▪ the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. DERIVATIVES palaeontological adjective palaeontologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek palaios ancient + onta beings …   English terms dictionary

  • palaeontology — [[t]pæ̱liɒntɒ̱ləʤi, AM pe͟ɪl [/t]] also paleontology N UNCOUNT Palaeontology is the study of fossils as a guide to the history of life on earth. Derived words: palaeontologist plural N COUNT ...just as a palaeontologist can reconstruct a dinosaur …   English dictionary

  • palaeontology — pal|ae|on|tol|o|gy [ˌpæliɔnˈtɔlədʒi, ˌpeı US ˌpeılia:nˈta: ] n [U] a British spelling of ↑paleontology …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • palaeontology — pa|lae|on|to|lo|gy [ ,pælian talədʒi ] the British spelling of paleontology …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • palaeontology — study of fossils Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • palaeontology — n. science of the study of geological periods through the study of fossil evidence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • palaeontology — [ˌpalɪɒn tɒlədʒi, ˌpeɪ ] (US paleontology) noun the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. Derivatives palaeontological adjective palaeontologist noun Origin C19: from palaeo …   English new terms dictionary

  • palaeontology — noun (U) the British spelling of paleontology …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • palaeontology — noun (U) the study of fossils (=ancient animals and plants that have been preserved in rock) paleontologist noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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