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ichnology

[ik-nol-uh-jee] /ɪkˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of paleontology concerned with the study of fossilized tracks, trails, burrows, borings, or other trace fossils as evidence of the occurrence or behavior of the organisms that produced them.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; ichno- + -logy
Related forms
ichnological
[ik-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌɪk nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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ichnology

/ɪkˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of trace fossils
Derived Forms
ichnological (ˌɪknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track
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