paleo-


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paleo-

(word root) ancient, old
Examples of words with the root paleo-: paleobotany

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 6.67 3 Paleozoic D 1 9.09 4 S 4 26.67 7 O 3 21.43 8 [member of] 5 12.82 30 Proterozoic N[P.sub.3] 3 37.50 4 Type of show Stratum Proportion Oil Proportion Gas Proportion of show, % of show, % of show, % Mesozoic 16.67 14 29.17 26 54.17 23.33 10 33.33 13 43.33 20 6 40 5 33.33 Paleozoic 36.36 3 27.27 3 27.27 46.67 2 13.33 2 13.33 57.14 3 21.43 0 0 76.92 0 0 4 10.26 Proterozoic 50 1 12.50 0 0 Note: N[P.sub.3], [member of], O, S, D, C, P and T represent the Ediacaran, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic, respectively.
All the above seven stages reveal a perfect evolutionary process of the Paleo- Tethys ocean between northern Lhasa terrane and southern Gondwana land.