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palaeontologynoun [U]

mainly UK specialized (US usually 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] mainly UK (US usually paleontologist) uk   us   /-dʒɪst/
(Definition of palaeontology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “palaeontology”
in Spanish Palenteología…
in Vietnamese cổ sinh vật học…
in Malaysian paleontologi…
in Thai สาขาทางธรณีวิทยาซึ่งศึกษาซากฟอสซิล…
in Chinese (Simplified) 古生物学…
in Indonesian palaentologi, kajian fosil…
in Chinese (Traditional) 古生物學…
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