[pey-lee-uh n-tol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li ənˈtɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
noun, plural paleontologies for 2.
the science of the forms of life existing in former geologic periods, as represented by their fossils.
a treatise on paleontology.
1833, probably from French paléontologie, from Greek palaios “old, ancient” (see paleo-) + ontologie (see ontology). Related: Paleontological.
The scientific study of life in the geologic past, especially through the study of animal and plant fossils.
The study of ancient life forms, particularly as they are seen in fossils.
paleopathology pa·le·o·pa·thol·o·gy (pā’lē-ō-pā-thŏl’ə-jē) n. The study of disease in prehistoric times as revealed in archaeologic artifacts.
[pey-lee-oh-sahy-beer-ee-uh n or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ saɪˈbɪər i ən or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ noun 1. a group of languages comprising those languages of Siberia that are not affiliated with Indo-European, Altaic, Uralic, or Eskimo-Aleut and including the Chukotian family and the unrelated language isolates Ket, Nivkh, and Yukaghir; . 2. (def […]
[pey-lee-oh-pi-dol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ noun 1. the branch of dealing with the soils of past geologic ages.
[pey-lee-uh-sawl, -sol or, esp. British, pal-ee-uh-] /ˈpeɪ li əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl or, esp. British, ˈpæl i ə-/ noun 1. a fossil soil preserved within a sequence of geological deposits, indicative of past conditions. paleosol (pā’lē-ə-sôl’) A soil horizon from the geologic past, usually buried beneath other rocks or recent soil horizons.