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pal·y·nol·o·gy

 (păl′ə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The scientific study of pollen and spores, often ones that are fossilized.

[Greek palunein, to sprinkle + -logy.]

pal′y·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), pal′y·no·log′ic adj.
pal′y·no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pal′y·nol′o·gist n.
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palynology

(ˌpælɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Botany) the study of living and fossil pollen grains and plant spores
[C20: from Greek palunein to scatter + -logy]
palynological, palynologic adj
palynologically adv
ˌpalyˈnologist n
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palynology

the science that studies live and fossil spores, pollen grains, and other microscopic plant structures. — polynologist, n.polynological, adj.
See also: Biology
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palynology

The study of pollen and spores.
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Actas del Tenth Meeting of Paleobotanists and Palynologists. Universidad de Guarulhos.
They attributed this absence to insect pollination, but it could also be a function of less intensive study of Late Cretaceous palynofloras and the emphasis by palynologists on other stratigraphically useful groups, such as triporate Normapolles (Fagales).
The disciplinary diversity of Hungarian environmental history was well-represented in these volumes, which included contributions not only from historians but also from archaeologists, palynologists, ecologists, ethnographers, dendrochronologists and geologists.
American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation Contributions Series, 25, 1-771.
This suspicion of unintended ecological suicide--ecocide--has been confirmed by discoveries made in recent decades by archaeologists, climatologists, historians, paleontologists, and palynologists.
Indeed, these scholars must proceed apace not only with archeologists, but, regarding the earliest human history, they must also work with paleoclimatologists, palynologists, paleontologists and practitioners of other related sciences.
American Association of Statigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Texas.
Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 1996; American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation.
Holloway, eds.), Austin: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation.