paleo-


a combining form meaning “old” or “ancient,” especially in reference to former geologic time periods, used in the formation of compound words: paleobotany.
Also pale-, especially British, palae-, palaeo-.

Origin of paleo-

< Greek palaio-, combining form of palaiós
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British Dictionary definitions for paleo-

paleo-

before a vowel pale-


combining form

variants (esp US) of palaeo-
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Medicine definitions for paleo-

paleo-


pref.

Ancient; prehistoric; old:paleopathology.
Early; primitive:paleokinetic.
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Science definitions for paleo-

paleo-


A prefix that means “prehistoric” (as in paleontology) or “early or primitive” (as in Paleolithic).
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