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English definition of “paleontology”


noun [U]    /ˌpeɪ·li·ənˈtɑl·ə·dʒi, ˌpæl·i-/
earth science the scientific study of organisms that lived on earth before there were written records, esp. by examining fossils paleontologist    /ˌpeɪ·li·ənˈtɑl·ə·dʒɪst, ˌpæl·i-/ noun [C] earth science
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