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Related to paleo-: Paleo-Indians
paleo-(word root) ancient, old
Examples of words with the root paleo-: paleobotany
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paleo-or pale- or palaeo- or palae-
1. Ancient; prehistoric; old: paleobotany.
2. Early; primitive: Paleozoic.
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paleo-or before a vowel
variants (esp US) of palaeo-
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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]
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1. A prefix that means:
2. Prehistoric, as in Paleocene.
3. Early or primitive, as in Paleolithic.
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