palaeozoology

/ (ˌpælɪəʊzuːˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of fossil animalsAlso called: palaeontology

Derived Forms

palaeozoological (ˌpælɪəʊˌzʊəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepalaeozoologist, noun
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Examples from the Web for palaeozoology

  • But he adds: "It cannot be said that palaeozoology (the science of fossil animals) has yet arrived at this desirable standpoint."

    Illogical Geology|George McCready Price