Etymology
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paleontology (n.)

also palaeontology, "the science of the former life of the Earth, as preserved in fossils," 1833, probably from French paléontologie, from Greek palaios "old, ancient" (see paleo-) + ontologie "science or study of being and the essence of things" (see ontology). Related: Paleontological.

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Definitions of paleontology

paleontology (n.)
the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains;
Synonyms: palaeontology / fossilology
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