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paleobiology

[pey-lee-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formspa·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
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