biostratigraphy

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Related to biostratigraphers: lithostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy

bi·o·stra·tig·ra·phy

 (bī′ō-strə-tĭg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the spatial and temporal distribution of fossil organisms, often interpolated with radiometric, geochemical, and paleoenvironmental information as a means of dating rock strata.

biostratigraphy

(ˌbaɪəʊstrəˈtɪɡrəfɪ)
n
the examination of the ages of rock strata by using fossils

bi•o•stra•tig•ra•phy

(ˌbaɪ oʊ strəˈtɪg rə fi)

n.
a branch of geology dealing with the differentiation of sedimentary rock.
[1945–50]
bi`o•strat`i•graph′ic (-ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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Because the continuous cores also contain many types of microfossils, she says, they will enable biostratigraphers to precisely date and correlate the core sections.