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[pey-lee-oh-bot-n-ee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈbɒt n i or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/

the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil plants.
The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.


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