paleontology


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paleontology

(pā′lē-ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.
pa′le·on·tol′o·gist n.

paleontology

See biology.

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.
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An invaluable addition to academic and community library paleontology collections, Fossil Treasures Of The Anza~Borrego Desert is very strongly recommended to scholarship as well as non-specialist general readers with an interest in paleontology.
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