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paleobotany

[pey-lee-oh-bot-n-ee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈbɒt n i or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil plants.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; paleo- + botany
Related forms
paleobotanical
[pey-lee-oh-buh-tan-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ bəˈtæn ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
paleobotanic, adjective
paleobotanist, noun
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paleobotany
  (pā'lē-ō-bŏt'n-ē)   
The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.
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