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1. (Palaeontology) the study of fossil plants and animals
2. (Biology) the study of fossil plants and animals
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil plants and animals. — paleobiologist, palaeobiologist, n. — paleobiologic, palaeobiologic, paleobiological, palaeobiological, adj.See also: Fossils
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|Noun||1.||palaeobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms|
fossilology, palaeontology, paleontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains