plural -s
: a microscopic fossil composed especially of pollen or spores

Word History


palyn- (as in palynology) + -o- + -morph

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palynomorph was in 1961

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“Palynomorph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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