[ ik-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ɪkˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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.
Related formsich·no·log·i·cal [ik-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌɪk nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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For several years after this he assisted his father in arranging the museum and compiling tables for the Ichnology.
Ichnology, ik-nol′o-ji, n. footprint lore: the science of fossil footprints.
British Dictionary definitions for ichnology
/ (ɪkˈnɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of trace fossils
Derived Formsichnological (ˌɪknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
Word Origin for ichnology
C19: from Greek ikhnos footprint, track
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