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[pey-lee-oh-pi-dol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/

the branch of dealing with the soils of past geologic ages.


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  • Paleosol

    [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.

  • Paleostriatum

    paleostriatum pa·le·o·stri·a·tum (pā’lē-ō-strī-ā’təm) n. The phylogenetically old part of the striate body, corresponding to the globus pallidus. pa’le·o·stri·a’tal (-āt’l) adj.

  • Paleothalamus

    paleothalamus pa·le·o·thal·a·mus (pā’lē-ō-thāl’ə-məs) n. The intralaminar nuclei, believed to be the components of the thalamus to develop earliest in evolution.

  • Paleotropical

    [pey-lee-oh-trop-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˈtrɒp ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ adjective, Biogeography. 1. belonging or pertaining to a geographical division comprising the Ethiopian and Oriental regions.

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