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The branch of paleontology that deals with animal fossils and ancient animal life.

pa′le·o·zo′o·log′i·cal (-zō′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
pa′le·o·zo·ol′o·gist n.
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(ˌpeɪ li oʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-)

the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil animals.
pa`le•o•zo`o•log′i•cal (-ˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) pa`le•o•zo`o•log′ic, adj.
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paleozoology, palaeozoology

the study of fossil animals. — paleozoologic, palaeozoologic, paleozoological, palaeozoological, adj.
See also: Fossils
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paleozoology - the study of fossil animals
paleomammalogy - the paleobiology of ancient mammals
palaeornithology, paleornithology - the paleobiology of birds
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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