paleolimnology

paleolimnology

[pey-lee-oh-lim-nol-uh-jee; especially British pal-ee-]
noun
the study of ancient lakes from their sediments and fossils.

Origin:
1940–45; paleo- + limnology

paleolimnological [pey-lee-oh-lim-nl-oj-i-kuhl; especially British pal-ee-] , paleolimnologic, adjective
paleolimnologically, adverb
paleolimnologist, noun
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