paleo-


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paleo-

or pale- or palaeo- or palae-
pref.
1. Ancient; prehistoric; old: paleobotany.
2. Early; primitive: Paleozoic.

[Greek palaio-, from palaios, ancient, from palai, long ago; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

paleo-

or before a vowel

pale-

combining form
variants (esp US) of palaeo-

paleo-

a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient,” used esp. in reference to former geologic time periods: paleobotany.
Also, pale-,esp. Brit.,palae-, palaeo-.
[< Greek palaio-, comb. form of palaiós]

paleo-

1. A prefix that means:
2. Prehistoric, as in Paleocene.
3. Early or primitive, as in Paleolithic.
Translations

paleo-

prefpaläo-, Paläo-; paleoanthropologyPaläoanthropologie f
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Marine paleo-reservoirs and hydrocarbon shows and their strata in the northern margin of the Jiangnan-Xuefeng uplift Type of show Stratum Type and Paleo- Proportion Bituminous quantity reservoir of show, % Mesozoic T 0 0 8 P 0 0 7 C 1 6.
All the above seven stages reveal a perfect evolutionary process of the Paleo- Tethys ocean between northern Lhasa terrane and southern Gondwana land.
Modern advocates of paleo- style exercise say that short bursts of cardiovascular exertion that may also include hauling a heavy weight ( just as a cavemen would carry his hunt) are superior.