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paleontologynoun [U]

US specialized (also mainly UK palaeontology) uk   /ˌpæl.i.ənˈtɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ˈtɑː.lə-/
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) uk   us   /-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 ​scientificstudy of ​organisms that ​lived on ​earth before there were written ​records, esp. by ​examiningfossils
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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