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ich·nol·o·gy

 (ĭk-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of paleontology dealing with the study of fossilized footprints, tracks, burrows, or other traces as evidence of the activities of the organisms that produced them.

[Greek ikhnos, footprint + -logy.]

ich′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ich·nol′o·gist n.

ichnology

(ɪkˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of trace fossils
[C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track]
ichnological adj

ichnology

the branch of paleontology that studies fossil footprints. Also called ichnolithology.ichnological, adj.
See also: Fossils
Translations
ichnologie
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