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[pal-uh-nol-uh-jee] /ˌpæl əˈnɒl ə dʒi/

the study of live and fossil spores, pollen grains, and similar plant structures.
the study of living and fossil pollen grains and plant spores
The scientific study of spores and pollen, both living and fossilized. Palynology helps improve knowledge of ecosystems in both the recent and distant past, since pollen and spores are extremely durable, unlike many other plant parts.


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