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paleobiology

[pey-lee-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil life forms, especially with reference to their origin, structure, evolution, etc.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; paleo- + biology
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paleobiological
[pey-lee-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
paleobiologic, adjective
paleobiologist, noun
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