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ichnology

[ ik-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ɪkˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

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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Origin of ichnology

First recorded in 1850–55; ichno- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM ichnology

ich·no·log·i·cal [ik-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌɪk nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ichnology

ichnology
/ (ɪkˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of trace fossils

Derived forms of ichnology

ichnological (ˌɪknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective

Word Origin for ichnology

C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track
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