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The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.

pa′le·o·bo·tan′ic (-bə-tăn′ĭk), pa′le·o·bo·tan′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·o·bo·tan′i·cal·ly adv.
pa′le·o·bot′a·nist n.


(Palaeontology) a variant spelling of palaeobotany


(ˌpeɪ li oʊˈbɒt n i; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

the branch of paleontology that deals with fossil plants.
pa`le•o•bo•tan′i•cal (-bəˈtæn ɪ kəl) pa`le•o•bo•tan′ic, adj.
pa`le•o•bot′a•nist, n.

paleobotany, palaeobotany

the branch of paleology that studies fossil plants, especially their origin, structure, and growth. — paleobotanist, palaeobotanist, n.paleobotanic, palaeobotanic, paleobotanical, palaeobotanical, adj.
See also: Fossils
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleobotany - the study of fossil plantspaleobotany - the study of fossil plants    
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
palaeodendrology, paleodendrology - the branch of paleobotany that studies fossil trees
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
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Paleobotanic studies indicate that such structural asymmetry first appeared in a true leaf (euphyll) transformed from a radially symmetric stem as a consequence of the need to absorb more sunlight [6-9].
Middle- and late-Wisconsin paleobotanic and paleoclimatic records from the southern Colorado Plateau, USA.
When Dunn and co-authors applied their method to 40-million-year-old phytoliths from Patagonia, they found something surprising -- habitats lost dense tree cover and opened up much earlier than previously thought based on other paleobotanic studies.