[pey-lee-oh-zoh-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil animals.

1855–60; paleo- + zoology

paleozoological [pey-lee-oh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuhl or, esp. British, pal-ee-] , paleozoologic, adjective
paleozoologist, noun Unabridged
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paleozoology   (pā'lē-ō-zō-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of animal fossils and the evolution of animals.
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