Definition of Paleontology

1. Noun. The earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains.




Definition of Paleontology

1. n. The science which treats of the ancient life of the earth, or of fossils which are the remains of such life.

Definition of Paleontology

1. Noun. Study of the forms of life existing in prehistoric or geologic times, especially as represented by (fossils). ¹

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Definition of Paleontology

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Medical Definition of Paleontology

1. The scientific study of extinct organisms through the examination of fossils. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paleontology

paleomagnetician
paleomagneticians
paleomagnetism
paleomagnetisms
paleomagnetist
paleomagnetists
paleomagnetosphere
paleomammalogy
paleontographical
paleontography
paleontologic
paleontological
paleontologies
paleontologist
paleontologists
paleontology (current term)
paleopallium
paleopalynology
paleopathologist
paleopathologists
paleopathology
paleopedology
paleophyte
paleophytes
paleophytologist
paleophytologists
paleophytology
paleorecord
paleornithology
paleosalinities

Literary usage of Paleontology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by University of the State of New York (1903)
"paleontology of New York. 1883. v. 5, pt i, plates and explanations, pi. 65, fig. 12. ... paleontology of New York. 1885. v. 5, pt i, pi. 65, fig. 22, 29. ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1908)
"paleontology, Zoological—Continued. New fossil wonders from the Fayum of 201-2, ... paleontology. Dolos Arnold collections of natural history specimens. ..."

3. Catalogueby Brown University, Brown University Class of 1838, Washburn Observatory, Library, Manton Free Library, Exeter, R.I. Manton Free Library, Colorado State Library, Class of 1838, Woodman Astronomical Library, Exeter (R.I.), Liverpool (England) by Brown University, Brown University Class of 1838, Washburn Observatory, Library, Manton Free Library, Exeter, R.I. Manton Free Library, Colorado State Library, Class of 1838, Woodman Astronomical Library, Exeter (R.I.), Liverpool (England) (1884)
"paleontology. Allen, JA Fossil Passerine Bird from the Insect-Bearing Shales of Colorado. ... 4°- 1881-3 H 60 Pts. 1-3 1881-3 С 1590 paleontology—continued. ..."

4. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"Genealogy of plants. LF Ward, 14 : 829. Geographical distribution of fossil plants. LF Ward, 37 :278. Invertebrate fossils. C: A. White, 7 : paleontology. ..."

5. Reports ... 2d Series by International Labour Office, United States Tariff Commission (1915)
"The collections on which this discussion of the invertebrate paleontology is based are the work of many hands. By far the largest number were procured by ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"... Society Fellowships 65 Notes on Canadian Stratigraphy and paleontology : KIRTLEY F. MATHER 66 Special Articles:— The Vitality of Cysts of the Protozoan, ..."

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