a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient,” especially in reference to former geologic time periods, used in the formation of compound words: paleobotany.
- Also especially before a vowel, pale-; especially British, palae-, palaeo- .
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How to use paleo- in a sentence
The popular snack has also struck a cord with Paleo dieters, according to Lewis.
Studies on the nutrient content of common foods suggest that Paleo is a remarkably nutrient-dense diet.
The Paleo diet has exploded in popularity over the past several years.
But while the Paleo diet has rapidly gained a foothold in the public consciousness, it has also been criticized in the media.
The Paleo diet is dangerous because it permits red meat, which clogs our arteries and shortens our lifespan.
A band over the shoulders somewhat resembles that of stellio querto paleo.
With exceptions, Transitional Paleo types were still hafted in much the same way.
Most Paleo Indian types, including fluted points, are auriculate.
An early Archaic or Transitional Paleo placement is suggested.
A paleo-Indian association, sometime before 10,000 years ago, is suggested.
British Dictionary definitions for paleo-
variants (esp US) of palaeo-
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Scientific definitions for paleo-
A prefix that means prehistoric (as in paleontology) or early or primitive (as in Paleolithic).
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