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 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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