paleobotany

noun
pa·leo·bot·a·ny | \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˈbä-tə-nē, -ˈbät-nē\

Definition of paleobotany 

: a branch of botany dealing with fossil plants

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paleobotanical \ˌpā-lē-ō-bə-ˈta-ni-kəl \ or less commonly paleobotanic \ˌpā-lē-ō-bə-ˈta-nik \ adjective
paleobotanically \ˌpā-lē-ō-bə-ˈta-ni-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
paleobotanist \-ˈbä-tə-nist, -ˈbät-nist \ noun

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The institute once focused exclusively on paleobotany. Sanjay Kumar, Science | AAAS, "India’s paleontologists fight destruction of its fossil riches," 4 Apr. 2018 There's Park University biology professor Patricia Ryberg, who studies the anatomy and morphology of paleobotany, or fossilized plants. Danny Uhlmann, National Geographic, "Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of paleobotany

1872, in the meaning defined above

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