[puh-len-shuh; Spanish pah-len-thyah] /pəˈlɛn ʃə; Spanish pɑˈlɛn θyɑ/
a city in Castilla y León, N Spain.
a city in N central Spain: earliest university in Spain (1208); seat of Castilian kings (12th–13th centuries); communications centre. Pop: 81 378 (2003 est)
[pah-leng-ke] /pɑˈlɛŋ kɛ/ noun 1. a village in SE Mexico, in Chiapas state: ruins of an ancient Mayan city. /Spanish paˈleŋke/ noun 1. the site of an ancient Mayan city in S Mexico famous for its architectural ruins
1. a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient,” especially in reference to former geologic time periods, used in the formation of compound words: paleobotany. combining form 1. variants (esp US) of palaeo- before vowels pale- word-forming element used in scientific combinations (mostly since c.1870) meaning “ancient, early, prehistoric, primitive,” from Greek palaio-, comb. form of […]
[pey-lee-oh-an-throp-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ ænˈθrɒp ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ adjective 1. pertaining to prehistoric humans.
[pey-lee-oh-an-thruh-pol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ noun 1. the study of the origins and predecessors of the present human species, using fossils and other remains. paleoanthropology (pā’lē-ō-ān’thrə-pŏl’ə-jē) The scientific study of extinct members of the genus Homo sapiens by means of their fossil remains.