Simple Definition of paleontology
: the science that deals with the fossils of animals and plants that lived very long ago especially in the time of dinosaurs
Origin and Etymology of paleontology
French paléontologie, from palé- pale- + Greek onta existing things (from neuter plural of ont-, ōn, present participle of einai to be) + French -logie -logy — more at is
First Known Use: 1837
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