[ahr-kee-oh-uh-stron-uh-mee] /ˌɑr ki oʊ əˈstrɒn ə mi/
the branch of archaeology that deals with the apparent use by prehistoric civilizations of astronomical techniques to establish the seasons or the cycle of the year, especially as evidenced in the construction of megaliths and other ritual structures.
the scientific study of the beliefs and practices concerning astronomy that existed in ancient and prehistoric civilizations
1971, from archaeo- + astronomy.
- Megalithic tomb
noun 1. a burial chamber constructed of large stones, either underground or covered by a mound and usually consisting of long transepted corridors (gallery graves) or of a distinct chamber and passage (passage graves). The tombs may date from the 4th millennium bc
/ˈmɛɡəˌliːtə/ noun 1. one million litres
1. a combining form with the meanings “large, great, grand,” “abnormally large,” used in the formation of compound words: megalopolis; megalocardia. combining form 1. indicating greatness, or abnormal size: megalopolis, megaloblast word-forming element meaning “large, great, exaggerated,” from comb. form of Greek megas “large, great” (stem megal-); see mickle. megalo- or megal- pref. Large; of […]
[meg-uh-luh-blast] /ˈmɛg ə ləˌblæst/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally large, immature, and dysfunctional red blood cell found in the blood of persons with pernicious anemia or certain other disorders. /ˈmɛɡələʊˌblɑːst/ noun 1. an abnormally large red blood cell precursor, present in certain types of anaemia megaloblast meg·a·lo·blast (měg’ə-lō-blāst’) n. An abnormally large nucleated red blood […]