[ ik-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ɪkˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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the branch of paleontology concerned with the study of fossilized tracks, trails, burrows, borings, or other trace fossils as evidence of the occurrence or behavior of the organisms that produced them.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ichnologyich·no·log·i·cal [ik-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌɪk nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for ichnology
Ichnology, ik-nol′o-ji, n. footprint lore: the science of fossil footprints.
For several years after this he assisted his father in arranging the museum and compiling tables for the Ichnology.
British Dictionary definitions for ichnology
/ (ɪkˈnɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of trace fossils
Derived forms of ichnologyichnological (ˌɪknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
Word Origin for ichnology
C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track
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