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paleozoology

[pey-lee-oh-zoh-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil animals.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; paleo- + zoology
Related forms
paleozoological
[pey-lee-oh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
paleozoologic, adjective
paleozoologist, noun
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paleozoology
  (pā'lē-ō-zō-ŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of animal fossils and the evolution of animals.
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