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palaeontology (ˌpælɪɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  palaeobotany See also palaeozoology the study of fossils to determine the structure and evolution of extinct animals and plants and the age and conditions of deposition of the rock strata in which they are found
2.  another name for palaeozoology
 
[C19: from palaeo- + onto- + -logy]
 
palaeontological
 
adj
 
palaeonto'logically
 
adv
 
palaeon'tologist
 
n

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