[ tuh-fon-uh-mee ]
/ təˈfɒn ə mi /
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noun Paleontology, Anthropology.
the circumstances and processes of fossilization.
the study of the environmental conditions affecting the preservation of animal or plant remains.
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OTHER WORDS FROM taphonomytaph·o·nom·ic [taf-uh-nom-ik], /ˌtæf əˈnɒm ɪk/, adjectiveta·phon·o·mist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for taphonomy
/ (təˈfɒnəmɪ) /
the study of the processes affecting an organism after death that result in its fossilization
Derived forms of taphonomytaphonomic (ˌtæfəˈnɒmɪk) or taphonomical, adjective
Word Origin for taphonomy
C20: from Greek taphos grave + -nomy
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