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paleobiology

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

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

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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-kuhl or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·bi·o·log·ic, adjectivepa·le·o·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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