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biostratigraphy

[ bahy-oh-struh-tig-ruh-fee ]
/ 藢ba瑟 o蕣 str蓹藞t瑟g r蓹 fi /
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noun
a branch of geology dealing with the differentiation of sedimentary rock units on the basis of the fossils they contain.
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Origin of biostratigraphy

OTHER WORDS FROM biostratigraphy

bi路o路strat路i路graph路ic [bahy-oh-strat-i-graf-ik], /藢ba瑟 o蕣藢str忙t 瑟藞gr忙f 瑟k/, adjective
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Scientific definitions for biostratigraphy

biostratigraphy
[ b墨鈥才-str蓹-t沫gr蓹-f膿 ]

The study and categorization of rock strata based on their fossil content and distribution. Biostratigraphic data are often considered together with radiometric and paleoenvironmental data as a means of dating rock strata. Compare lithostratigraphy.
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