[mahy-kroh-pey-lee-uhn-tol-uh-jee, -pal-ee-]
the branch of paleontology dealing with the study of microscopic fossils.

1880–85; micro- + paleontology

micropaleontological [mahy-kroh-pey-lee-on-tl-oj-i-kuhl, -pal-ee-] , micropaleontologic, adjective
micropaleontologist, noun
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micropaleontology   (mī'krō-pā'lē-ŏn-tŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of paleontology that deals with microfossils.
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