paleobiology

noun
pa·​leo·​bi·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce paleobiology (audio) \

Definition of paleobiology

: a branch of paleontology concerned with the biology of fossil organisms

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Other Words from paleobiology

paleobiological \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​bī-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce paleobiology (audio) \ or less commonly paleobiologic \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​bī-​ə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce paleobiology (audio) \ adjective
paleobiologist \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​bī-​ˈä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce paleobiology (audio) \ noun

Examples of paleobiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To understand growth, variation, pathology and many other aspects of paleobiology, researchers need a larger sample size. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2021 Frabel used an equation that Kenshu Shimada, professor of paleobiology at DePaul Univeristy, just recently published that shows shark tooth size is correlated to body length. Amanda Jackson, CNN, 8 Oct. 2019 Markus Bastir, a researcher with the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales' department of paleobiology in Madrid, wrote an article to pair with the study, outlining possible concerns with the research as well as highlighting some of its strengths. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 9 Apr. 2018 The analytical, data-driven paleobiology pioneered by my father has now become a cottage industry. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, 14 Feb. 2018 But modern paleobiology succeeded where Bronn and others failed, for two reasons. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, 14 Feb. 2018 In many scientific fields, from genetics to economics to paleobiology, a kind of implicit trust is placed in the images and the algorithms that produce them. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, 14 Feb. 2018 The analytical, data-driven paleobiology pioneered by my father has now become a cottage industry. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, 14 Feb. 2018 Markus Bastir, a researcher with the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales' department of paleobiology in Madrid, wrote an article to pair with the study, outlining possible concerns with the research as well as highlighting some of its strengths. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of paleobiology

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paleobiology

paleo- + biology

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The first known use of paleobiology was in 1893

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22 May 2021

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“Paleobiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleobiology. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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