noun, plural pa·le·on·tol·o·gies for 2.
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Origin of paleontology
OTHER WORDS FROM paleontologypa·le·on·to·log·ic [pey-lee-on-tl-oj-ik or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ liˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·on·to·log·i·cal, adjectivepa·le·on·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpa·le·on·tol·o·gist, noun
Example sentences from the Web for paleontology
The new Research Institute set features an all-female cast: a paleontologist, astronomer, and chemist.Why It Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too|Samantha Allen|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a paleontologist, he obviously understands the public fascination with dinosaurs and their remains.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research|Scott Bixby|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His partner in this adventure is Dr. Violet Hurst, a sexy, tart-tongued, paleontologist.
The father, Jonathan, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago, experiences seizures at the sight of a cloud.
He then proceeds to theorize, hand in hand with the paleontologist, or student of ancient life.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
My good friend the paleontologist is in greater danger than he realizes, when he leaves descriptions and attempts explanation.A Critique of the Theory of Evolution|Thomas Hunt Morgan
The paleontologist removed the confounded monocle from his eye, and wiped the lens with a bit of chamois skin.The Book of Gud|Dan Spain
It is a desert to the agriculturist, a mine to the paleontologist, and a paradise to the artist.Canyons of the Colorado|J. W. Powell
Pottery is to the archæologist what characteristic fossils are to the paleontologist.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
Scientific definitions for paleontology
Cultural definitions for paleontology
The study of ancient life forms, particularly as they are seen in fossils.