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[pey-lee-uh-sawl, -sol or, esp. British, pal-ee-uh-] /ˈpeɪ li əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl or, esp. British, ˈpæl i ə-/

a fossil soil preserved within a sequence of geological deposits, indicative of past conditions.
A soil horizon from the geologic past, usually buried beneath other rocks or recent soil horizons.


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    [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.

  • Paleozoic

    [pey-lee-uh-zoh-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li əˈzoʊ ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ Geology adjective 1. noting or pertaining to an era occurring between 570 million and 230 million years ago, characterized by the advent of fish, insects, and reptiles. noun 2. the Paleozoic Era or group of systems. adj. in reference to the […]

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