palaetiology palaetiology, Palaetiology Pa*l[ae]`ti*ol"o*gy, n. [Pal[ae]o- + [ae]tiology.] The science which explains, by the law of causation, the past condition and changes of the earth; the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes, such as geological causes. -- {Pa*l[ae]`ti*o*log"ic*al}, a.

Syn: paletiology. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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