Definition of Palaeontology

1. Noun. The earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains.




Definition of Palaeontology

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of paleontology) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palaeontology

palaeolatitudes
palaeolatitudinal
palaeolithic
palaeology
palaeolongitude
palaeolongitudes
palaeomagnetic
palaeomagnetically
palaeomagnetism
palaeomagnetist
palaeontography
palaeontologic
palaeontological
palaeontologist
palaeontologists
palaeontology (current term)
palaeopathologist
palaeopathologists
palaeopathology
palaeopedology
palaeopolyploidization
palaeopolyploidizations
palaeorecord
palaeoregolith
palaeornithology
palaeosalinities
palaeosalinity
palaeoscience
palaeosciences
palaeoshoreline

Literary usage of Palaeontology

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"palaeontology has suffered a serious loss in the closing of the ... At present, therefore, no great works of well illustrated invertebrate palaeontology are ..."

2. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1897)
"Comprising: Zoology, 6 parts in 5 vols.; Botany, 2 vols.; Mineralogy; Geology, 4 vols.; Agriculture, 5 parts in 6 vols.; palaeontology, Vols. I and 2. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"VIII,—UNDERLYING BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES AS THEY APPEAR TO THE PALAEONTOLOGIST It follows from the above brief summary that palaeontology affords a distinct ..."

4. Science and Learning in France: With a Survey of Opportunities for American by John Henry Wigmore (1917)
"With him began a new epoch in all palaeontology, one based upon zoology; and fossils ceased to be mere curiosities in the rocks, or the mere tools of ..."

5. Science and Hebrew tradition by Thomas Henry Huxley (1896)
"n THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF palaeontology [1881] THAT application of the sciences of biology and geology, which is commonly known as palaeontology, ..."

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