noun, plural pa·le·on·tol·o·gies for 2.
Origin of paleontology
Related formspa·le·on·to·log·ic [pey-lee-on-tl-oj-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ liˌɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪk or, esp. 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
Examples from the Web for paleontology
And if the fossils go to a private collector, they are effectively lost to paleontology and the public for good.Stopping the Million-Dollar Fossil Thieves: Illegal Trade Meets World of Insatiable Research|Scott Bixby|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He draws evidence from genetics, geography, paleontology, anatomy, and elsewhere.What Richard Dawkins Reads: Jerry Coyne, Helena Cronin and More|Josh Dzieza|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Often he had hieroglyphics to decipher which would have given trouble to a professor of paleontology.The Heart of Pinocchio|Collodi Nipote
Its position to-day is perhaps not unlike that of paleontology at the close of the eighteenth century.A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
In geology and paleontology, as is admitted, Evolution is not directly observed, but only inferred.The Arena|Various
Dr. Dawson's sketch of paleontology will, we feel sure, be found interesting by all readers.The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science|John William Dawson
This is especially desirable in paleontology, where previously published figures can be introduced for comparative purposes.
Science definitions for paleontology
Culture definitions for paleontology
The study of ancient life forms, particularly as they are seen in fossils.