paleozoology

[ pey-lee-oh-zoh-ol-uh-jee or, especially British, pal-ee- ]
/ ˌpeɪ li oʊ zoʊˈɒl ə dʒi or, especially British, ˌpæl i- /

noun

the branch of paleontology dealing with fossil animals.

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Origin of paleozoology

First recorded in 1855–60; paleo- + zoology

OTHER WORDS FROM paleozoology

pa·le·o·zo·o·log·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuhl or, especially British, pal-ee-], /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, especially British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·zo·o·log·ic, adjectivepa·le·o·zo·ol·o·gist, noun
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Scientific definitions for paleozoology

paleozoology
[ pā′lē-ō-zō-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of animal fossils and the evolution of animals.
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