- The study of the fossil record of past geological periods and of the phylogenetic relationships between extinct and contemporary plant and animal species.
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palaeontology — n. The branch of archeology that studies fossil organisms and related remains. Syn: paleontology, fossilology. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Palaeontology — Palæontology † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Palæontology (logos ton palaion onton) Palæontology, or the science of fossils, deals with extinct or primeval animals and plants. It treats of their characteristics, classification, life and … Catholic encyclopedia
palaeontology — (US paleontology) ► NOUN ▪ the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. DERIVATIVES palaeontological adjective palaeontologist noun. ORIGIN from Greek palaios ancient + onta beings … English terms dictionary
palaeontology — [[t]pæ̱liɒntɒ̱ləʤi, AM pe͟ɪl [/t]] also paleontology N UNCOUNT Palaeontology is the study of fossils as a guide to the history of life on earth. Derived words: palaeontologist plural N COUNT ...just as a palaeontologist can reconstruct a dinosaur … English dictionary
palaeontology — pal|ae|on|tol|o|gy [ˌpæliɔnˈtɔlədʒi, ˌpeı US ˌpeılia:nˈta: ] n [U] a British spelling of ↑paleontology … Dictionary of contemporary English
palaeontology — pa|lae|on|to|lo|gy [ ,pælian talədʒi ] the British spelling of paleontology … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
palaeontology — study of fossils Sciences and Studies … Phrontistery dictionary
palaeontology — n. science of the study of geological periods through the study of fossil evidence … English contemporary dictionary
palaeontology — [ˌpalɪɒn tɒlədʒi, ˌpeɪ ] (US paleontology) noun the branch of science concerned with fossil animals and plants. Derivatives palaeontological adjective palaeontologist noun Origin C19: from palaeo … English new terms dictionary
palaeontology — noun (U) the British spelling of paleontology … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
palaeontology — noun (U) the study of fossils (=ancient animals and plants that have been preserved in rock) paleontologist noun (C) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English