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palaeontology

noun [U] (US also paleontology) uk   /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 rocks
palaeontologist
noun [C] (US also paleontologist) uk   us   /-dʒɪst/
Translations of “palaeontology”
in Vietnamese cổ sinh vật học…
in Spanish Palenteología…
in Thai สาขาทางธรณีวิทยาซึ่งศึกษาซากฟอสซิล…
in Malaysian paleontologi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古生物學…
in Indonesian palaentologi, kajian fosil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古生物学…
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