ichnology

[ ik-nol-uh-jee ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of ichnology

1
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
  1. the study of trace fossils

Origin of ichnology

1
C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track

Derived forms of ichnology

  • ichnological (ˌɪknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective

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