micropaleontology

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micropaleontology

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

Origin:
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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Example sentences
Articles on stratigraphy, structure and micropaleontology of the area included.
Although my work will not be directly concerned with micropaleontology, and will try to stay in touch with ostracod studies.
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