paleontology definition

  • noun:
    • the analysis for the kinds of life current in primitive or geologic times, as represented by the fossils of flowers, animals, also organisms.
    • Study associated with the forms of life existing in primitive or geologic times, especially as represented by fossils.
    • The science which treats for the old lifetime of the earth, or of fossils that are the keeps of such life.
    • The science associated with the previous lifetime of the globe; the analysis regarding the lifetime of previous geologic durations; that part of biology which treats of fossil organisms, and especially of fossil pets; paleozoölogy and paleobotany. Also Known As oryctozoölogy.
    • the earth research that studies fossil organisms and related remains

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