paleology

[ pey-lee-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-e- ]
/ ˌpeɪ liˈɒl ə dʒi or, esp. British, ˌpæl ɛ- /

noun

the study of antiquities.

Nearby words

  1. paleolimnology,
  2. paleolith,
  3. paleolithic,
  4. paleolithic man,
  5. paleological,
  6. paleomagnetism,
  7. paleon.,
  8. paleontol.,
  9. paleontologist,
  10. paleontology

Origin of paleology

First recorded in 1820–30; paleo- + -logy

Related formspa·le·o·log·i·cal [pey-lee-uh-loj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/, adjectivepa·le·ol·o·gist, noun

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