C19: from palaeo- + onto- + -logy
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Examples from the Web for palaeontology
There are great fears that Falconer will have to go out to India—this will be a grievous loss to Palaeontology.More Letters of Charles Darwin
It is wonderful how close a parallel to classical training could be made out of that palaeontology to which I refer.Science and Education
Thomas H. Huxley
Neither embryology nor palaeontology assists us in this direction.
In 1892 he was appointed professor of palaeontology in Yale University.
Palaeontology, as will be seen later, throws no light whatever upon their origin.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard