paleoecology

paleoecology

[pey-lee-oh-i-kol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-o-]
noun
the branch of ecology dealing with the relations and interactions between ancient life forms and their environment.

paleoecological [pey-lee-oh-ek-uhloj-i-kuhl, -ee-kuh- or, esp. British, pal-ee-o-] , adjective
paleoecologist, noun
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Main Entry:  paleoecology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the branch of ecology dealing with fossil plants and animals and their ancient environment
Etymology:  1898-1903
Usage:  paleoecologic, adj; paleoecologically, adv; paleoecologist, n
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paleoecology pa·le·o·e·col·o·gy (pā'lē-ō-ĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of ecology that deals with the interaction between ancient organisms and their environment.

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paleoecology   (pā'lē-ō-ĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of ecology that deals with the interaction between ancient organisms and their environment.
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