[ pey-lee-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i- /


the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil life forms, especially with reference to their origin, structure, evolution, etc.

Origin of paleobiology

First recorded in 1890–95; paleo- + biology

OTHER WORDS FROM paleobiology

pa·le·o·bi·o·log·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·bi·o·log·ic, adjectivepa·le·o·bi·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020