paleozoology

noun
pa·​leo·​zo·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-zō-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce paleozoology (audio) , -zə-ˈwä-\

Definition of paleozoology

: a branch of paleontology dealing with ancient and fossil animals

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Other Words from paleozoology

paleozoological \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌzō-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce paleozoological (audio) \ adjective
paleozoologist \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌzō-​ə-​ˈlä-​jist How to pronounce paleozoologist (audio) \ noun

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Stefan Bengtson, Professor emeritus of paleozoology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and lead author of the paper says in a press release. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "At 1.6 Billion Years Old, These Fossils Could Be the Oldest Complex Life," 17 Mar. 2017 Stefan Bengtson, Professor emeritus of paleozoology at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and lead author of the paper says in a press release. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "At 1.6 Billion Years Old, These Fossils Could Be the Oldest Complex Life," 17 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of paleozoology

1843, in the meaning defined above

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