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paleoecology

[ pey-lee-oh-i-kol-uh-jee or, especially British, pal-ee-o- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊ ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi or, especially British, ˌpæl i ɒ- /
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noun
the branch of ecology dealing with the relations and interactions between ancient life forms and their environment.
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Origin of paleoecology

First recorded in 1895–1900; paleo- + ecology

OTHER WORDS FROM paleoecology

pa·le·o·ec·o·log·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-ek-uh-loj-i-kuhl, -ee-kuh- or, especially British, pal-ee-o-], /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˌi kə- or, especially British, ˌpæl i ɒ-/, adjectivepa·le·o·e·col·o·gist, noun
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Scientific definitions for paleoecology

paleoecology
[ pā′lē-ō-ĭ-kŏlə-jē ]

The branch of ecology that deals with the interaction between ancient organisms and their environment.
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