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palaeobotany

(ˌpælɪəʊˈbɒtənɪ)
n
(Palaeontology) the study of fossil plants
palaeobotanical, ˌpalaeoboˈtanic adj
ˌpalaeoˈbotanist n
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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
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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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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].
Wilson (palaeobotanist) with Chalmers' wife shortly after his death (Ganong Biography Scrapbook F358-36, 37, 38).