micropaleontology

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noun mi·cro·pa·le·on·tol·o·gy \-ˌpā-lē-ˌän-ˈtä-lə-jē, -lē-ən-, especially British -ˌpa-\

Definition of micropaleontology

  1. :  the study of microscopic fossils

micropaleontological

play \-ˌän-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly

micropaleontologic

play \-jik\ adjective

micropaleontologist

play \-ˌän-ˈtä-lə-jist, -ən-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of micropaleontology

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1883


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