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paleontologynoun [U]

US specialized also mainly UK palaeontology uk   /ˌpæl.i.ənˈtɒl.ə.dʒi/ us   /ˌpæl.i.ənˈtɑː.lə.dʒi/
the study of fossils as a way of getting information about the history of life on earth and the structure of rocks
paleontologist
noun [C] US also mainly UK palaeontologist us   uk   /-dʒɪst/
(Definition of paleontology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paleontologynoun [U]

us   /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
noun [C] us   /ˌpeɪ·li·ənˈtɑl·ə·dʒɪst, ˌpæl·i-/ earth science
(Definition of paleontology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) palaeon-tology 的另一种拼法…
in Chinese (Traditional) palaeon-tology 的另一種拼法…
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