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English definition of “palaeontology”

palaeontology

noun [U] uk (US also paleontology)   /ˌpæl.i.ɒnˈtɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /ˌpeɪ.li.ɑːnˈtɑː.lə-/
the study of fossils as a way of getting information about the history of life on Earth and the structure of rocksPalaeontology and fossils
palaeontologist
noun [C] uk (US also paleontologist)   /-dʒɪst/ us  
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