paleogeology

noun
pa·​leo·​geology

Definition of paleogeology

: a branch of geology concerned with the study of geologic features exposed at the surface during a past epoch or period but now buried beneath rocks formed in subsequent time

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History and Etymology for paleogeology

pale- + geology

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“Paleogeology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleogeology. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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