paleobiology

noun pa·leo·bi·ol·o·gy \ ˌpā-lē-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jē \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of paleobiology

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

paleobiological

play \ˌpā-lē-ō-bī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly paleobiologic play \ˌpā-lē-ō-bī-ə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

paleobiologist

play \ˌpā-lē-ō-bī-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

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1893

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