biostratigraphy

noun
bio·stra·tig·ra·phy | \ˌbī-ō-strə-ˈti-grə-fē \

Definition of biostratigraphy 

1 : the identification of fossils found within sedimentary rock strata as a method of determining the relative geologic age of the rock also : the branch of paleontology involving such identification

2 : the arrangement of fossils in rock strata

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biostratigraphic \ˌbī-ō-ˌstra-tə-ˈgra-fik \ adjective

First Known Use of biostratigraphy

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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