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micropaleontology

[mahy-kroh-pey-lee-uh n-tol-uh-jee, -pal-ee-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌpeɪ li ənˈtɒl ə dʒi, -ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
the branch of paleontology dealing with the study of microscopic fossils.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; micro- + paleontology
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micropaleontological
[mahy-kroh-pey-lee-on-tl-oj-i-kuh l, -pal-ee-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌpeɪ liˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
micropaleontologic, adjective
micropaleontologist, noun
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Examples from the web for micropaleontology
  • 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.
micropaleontology in Science
micropaleontology
  (mī'krō-pā'lē-ŏn-tŏl'ə-jē)   
The branch of paleontology that deals with microfossils.
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