paleozoology

[pey-lee-oh-zoh-ol-uh-jee or, esp. British, pal-ee-]

Origin of paleozoology

First recorded in 1855–60; paleo- + zoology
Related formspa·le·o·zo·o·log·i·cal [pey-lee-oh-zoh-uh-loj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌzoʊ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/, pa·le·o·zo·o·log·ic, adjectivepa·le·o·zo·ol·o·gist, noun
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paleozoology in Science

paleozoology

[pā′lē-ō-zō-ŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of animal fossils and the evolution of animals.
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