mi·​cro·​pa·​le·​on·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌmī-krō-ˌpā-lē-ˌän-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce micropaleontology (audio) , -lē-ən-, especially British -ˌpa- \

Definition of micropaleontology

: the study of microscopic fossils

Other Words from micropaleontology

micropaleontological \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌpā-​lē-​ˌän-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce micropaleontology (audio) \ or less commonly micropaleontologic \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌpā-​lē-​ˌän-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce micropaleontology (audio) \ adjective
micropaleontologist \ ˌmī-​krō-​ˌpā-​lē-​ˌän-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce micropaleontology (audio) , -​ən-​ \ noun

Examples of micropaleontology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meyer mounted the microtektites on micropaleontology slides, licking a paintbrush in order to pick up the tiny beads and placing them on small glue dots. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of micropaleontology

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Micropaleontology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micropaleontology. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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