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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 rocks
palaeontologist
noun [C] uk ( US also paleontologist)   /-dʒɪst/ us  
Translations of “palaeontology”
in Spanish Palenteología…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古生物學…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古生物学…
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