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palaeontology

(ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) the study of fossils to determine the structure and evolution of extinct animals and plants and the age and conditions of deposition of the rock strata in which they are found. See also palaeobotany, palaeozoology
2. (Palaeontology) another name for palaeozoology
[C19: from palaeo- + onto- + -logy]
palaeontological adj
ˌpalaeˌontoˈlogically adv
ˌpalaeonˈtologist n
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paleontology, palaeontology

1. the science of the forms of life existing in prior geologie periods from their fossilized remains.
2. an article on paleontology. — paleontologist. palaeontologist, n.paleontologie, palaeontologic, paleontological, palaeontological, adj.
See also: Fossils
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remainspalaeontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
frill - (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
earth science - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
micropaleontology - the paleontology of microfossils
vertebrate paleontology - the paleontology of vertebrates
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Translations

palaeontology

[ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Npaleontología f
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palaeontology

paleontology [ˌpæliɒnˈtɒlədʒi] npaléontologie f
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palaeontology

paleontology (Am) [ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] npaleontologia
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References in classic literature ?
`To judge from the size of the place, this Palace of Green Porcelain had a great deal more in it than a Gallery of Palaeontology; possibly historical galleries; it might be, even a library!
It is almost superfluous to remark that hardly any fossil-fish are known from south of the equator; and by running through Pictet's Palaeontology it will be seen that very few species are known from several formations in Europe.
Springer Nature's headquarters in Cairo hosted on Sunday, Hesham Sallam, assistant professor of vertebrate palaeontology at Mansoura university, and founder of the Mansoura University Vertebrate Palaeontology Centre (MUVP), the first and only centre for studying vertebrate palaeontology in the Middle East.
Steve Brusatte, 34, a reader in vertebrate palaeontology at the University of Edinburgh, saw it with his brother when he was nine.
(TAP) - Alberta's Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology unveiled Tuesday the fossil of 18ft well-preserved armoured dinosaur found in 2011 in Alberta's tar sands.
it will provide excellent research facilities to students of palaeontology, animal diversity, wildlife, taxonomy, systematics, ecology etc.
British Polacanthid Dinosaurs: Observations on the History and Palaeontology of the UK Polacanthid Armoured Dinosaurs and Their Relatives
The specimens studied are housed in the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, with a prefix NIGP for each number.
"The Dawn of Life on Earth Gallery will be an interactive space and engrossing experience, using cutting-edge technology to tell the story of how life began on Earth," says Jean-Bernard Caron, ROM curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology. "Through innovative design and hands-on activities, we will create a gallery experience unlike any other at the ROM."
In 2012, Xu Xing of the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology in Beijing and his colleagues uncovered a 9-metre-long tyrannosaur by the name of Yutyrannus huali3 from a similar time period.
Mark Beech, Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology Manager in the Historic Environment Department at TCA Abu Dhabi.