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paleoecology

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noun pa·leo·ecol·o·gy \-i-ˈkä-lə-jē, -e-ˈkä-\

Definition of paleoecology

  1. :  a branch of ecology that is concerned with the characteristics of ancient environments and with their relationships to ancient plants and animals

pa·leo·eco·log·i·cal play \-ˌē-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, -ˌe-kə-\ also pa·leo·eco·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
pa·leo·ecol·o·gist play \-i-ˈkä-lə-jist, -e-ˈkä-\ noun


1898

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1898


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