paleontology(redirected from Doctor of Paleontology)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
The study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of plants, animals, and other organisms.
pa′le·on′to·log′ic (-ŏn′tə-lŏj′ĭk), pa′le·on′to·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
paleontology(pā″lē-on″tol′ŏ-jē) [Gr. palaios, old + Gr. onta, existing things + -logy]
The branch of biology dealing with ancient plant and animal life of the earth.