paleobiology

paleobiology

[pey-lee-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
noun
the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil life forms, especially with reference to their origin, structure, evolution, etc.

Origin:
1890–95; paleo- + biology

paleobiological [pey-lee-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl or, esp. British, pal-ee-] , paleobiologic, adjective
paleobiologist, noun
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paleobiology

noun
a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms 
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