the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil plants.
- pa·le·o·bo·tan·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-buh-tan-i-kuhl or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ li oʊ bəˈtæn ɪ kəl or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·bo·tan·ic, adjective
- pa·le·o·bot·a·nist, noun
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How to use paleobotany in a sentence
The fourth and last year of the series was spent on paleobotany.
Scientific definitions for paleobotany
The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.
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