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micropaleontology

[mahy-kroh-pey-lee-uh n-tol-uh-jee, -pal-ee-]
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noun
  1. the branch of paleontology dealing with the study of microscopic fossils.

Origin of micropaleontology

First recorded in 1880–85; micro- + paleontology
Related formsmi·cro·pa·le·on·to·log·i·cal [mahy-kroh-pey-lee-on-tl-oj-i-kuh l, -pal-ee-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˌpeɪ liˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˌpæl i-/, mi·cro·pa·le·on·to·log·ic, adjectivemi·cro·pa·le·on·tol·o·gist, noun
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micropaleontology

[mī′krō-pā′lē-ŏn-tŏlə-jē]
  1. The branch of paleontology that deals with microfossils.
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