noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1883 the study of microscopic fossils • micropaleontological also micropaleontologic adjectivemicropaleontologist noun

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  • micropaleontology — [mī΄krō pā΄lē ən täl′ə jē] n. the branch of paleontology that deals with microscopic fossils micropaleontological [mī΄krō pā΄lēän΄tə läj′i kəl] adj. micropaleontologic micropaleontologist n …   English World dictionary

  • Micropaleontology — Fusulinid (Triticites) from the Plattsmouth Chert, Red Oak, Iowa (Permian). Micropaleontology (also sometimes spelled as micropalaeontology) is the branch of paleontology that studies microfossils. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • micropaleontology — n. [Gr. mikros, small; palaios, ancient; logos, discourse] The study of microscopic fossils …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • micropaleontology — micropaleontological /muy kroh pay lee on tl oj i keuhl, pal ee /, micropaleontologic, adj. micropaleontologist, n. /muy kroh pay lee euhn tol euh jee, pal ee /, n. the branch of paleontology dealing with the study of microscopic fossils. [1880… …   Universalium

  • micropaleontology — noun The branch of paleontology dealing with the fossilized microscopic organic remains (microfossils) of the geologic past; including their structure, biology, relationships and distribution …   Wiktionary

  • micropaleontology — mi·cro·paleontology …   English syllables

  • micropaleontology — noun the paleontology of microfossils • Hypernyms: ↑paleontology, ↑palaeontology, ↑fossilology * * * “+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary micr + paleontology : the study of micro …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lukas Hottinger — (born in Düsseldorf, Germany, 25/02/1933) is a paleontologist, biologist and geologist. Hottinger is currently collaborating with the Natural History Museum of Basel (Switzerland).Hottinger is one of the major experts on present day and fossil… …   Wikipedia

  • geology — /jee ol euh jee/, n., pl. geologies. 1. the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is… …   Universalium

  • Discoaster — Temporal range: Paleocene–Pliocene[1] Discoaster surculus, about 15 μm across …   Wikipedia

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