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

Examples of paleobiology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "An 'enormous' great white shark sank its teeth into a man's kayak," 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, "This could be why our eyebrows evolved," 9 Apr. 2018 The analytical, data-driven paleobiology pioneered by my father has now become a cottage industry. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, "19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data," 14 Feb. 2018 But modern paleobiology succeeded where Bronn and others failed, for two reasons. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, "19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data," 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, "19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data," 14 Feb. 2018 The analytical, data-driven paleobiology pioneered by my father has now become a cottage industry. David Sepkoski, The Atlantic, "19th-Century Paleontology Was at the Forefront of Big Data," 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, "This could be why our eyebrows evolved," 9 Apr. 2018 Jack Sauce, Lakewood, Ohio Of the 41 million fossil items in the museum’s paleobiology collection, every one was examined as it was sorted into one of 10,000 cases. Anna Diamond, Smithsonian, "Why Do So Many Train Stations Have the Same Name?," 27 Oct. 2017

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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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“Paleobiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleobiology. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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