Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: palaeontology  ,pey-lee-un'tó-lu-jee or ,pa-lee-un'tó-lu-jee
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: paleontology)
  1. The earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
    - paleontology [N. Amer], fossilology

Derived forms: palaeontologies

Type of: earth science

Encyclopedia: Palaeontology