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paleethnology

[pey-lee-eth-nol-uh-jee; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li ɛθˈnɒl ə dʒi; especially British ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
(formerly) the branch of ethnology concerned with the earliest or most primitive human societies.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; pale- + ethnology
Related forms
paleethnologic
[pey-lee-eth-nl-oj-ik; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ liˌɛθ nlˈɒdʒ ɪk; especially British ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
paleethnological, adjective
paleethnologist, noun
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