palaeobotany

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palaeobotany

(ˌpælɪəʊˈbɒtənɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of fossil plants
palaeobotanical, ˌpalaeoboˈtanic adj
ˌpalaeoˈbotanist n

paleobotany, palaeobotany

the branch of paleology that studies fossil plants, especially their origin, structure, and growth. — paleobotanist, palaeobotanist, n.paleobotanic, palaeobotanic, paleobotanical, palaeobotanical, adj.
See also: Fossils
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeobotany - the study of fossil plantspalaeobotany - the study of fossil plants    
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
palaeodendrology, paleodendrology - the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
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About the scientific excavation line with scientific assistants, the position of documentation Assisten, palaeobotanist (macroremains and pollen), and a restorer GeoarchEnologen (for Erstversorgug) by the contractor is given.
In 1916, however, the name of Estonian oil shale acquired a new scientific content when inspired by the organic component found in it and identified as sapropel (a kind of kerogen) the Russian palaeobotanist Mikhail Zalesskiy renamed it kukersite [8].
She studied and lectured in Australia, Antarctica, Nigeria and The Seychelles and was a prolific author and illustrator of Natural History books | Professor Dianne Edwards, 72, is a palaeobotanist and distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University.
Trailblazers will include women such as Marie Stopes (1880-1958), a palaeobotanist, pioneer and advocate of birth control and Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) who won a Nobel Prize in 1964 for her work in mapping the structure of penicillin and deciphering the structure of insulin.