paleoecology


pa·leo·ecol·o·gy

noun \-i-ˈkä-lə-jē, -e-ˈkä-\

Definition of PALEOECOLOGY

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

First Known Use of PALEOECOLOGY

1898

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