paleotemperature

noun
pa·​leo·​temperature | \ "+ \

Definition of paleotemperature

: the temperature (as of the ocean) during a past geological age

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First Known Use of paleotemperature

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paleotemperature

pale- + temperature

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“Paleotemperature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleotemperature. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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