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171. Fossils

See also 18. ANTIQUITY ; 147. EVOLUTION

fossilism
the study of fossils. fossilist, n.
ichnology
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil footprints. Also called ichnolithology. ichnological, adj.
paleichthyology, palaeichthyology, paleoichthyology, palaeoichthyology
the study of fossil fish. paleichthyologist, palaeichthyologist, paleoichthyologist, palaeoichthyologist, n. paleichthyological, palaeichthyological, paleoichthyological, palaeoichthyological, adj.
paleobiology, palaeobiology
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil plants and animals. paleobiologist, palaeobiologist, n. paleobiologic, palaeobiologic, paleobiological, palaeobiological, adj.
paleobotany, palaeobotany
the branch of paleology that studies fossil plants, especially their origin, structure, and growth. paleobotanist, palaeobotanist, n. paleobotanic, palaeobotanic, paleobotanical, palaeobotanical, adj.
paleontology, palaeontology
1 . the science of the forms of life existing in prior geologie periods from their fossilized remains.
2 . an article on paleontology. paleontologist. palaeontologist, n. paleontologie, palaeontologic, paleontological, palaeontological, adj.
paleornithology, palaeornithology
the study of fossil birds. paleornithologic, palaeornithologic, paleornithological, palaeornithological, adj.
paleozoology, palaeozoology
the study of fossil animals. paleozoologic, palaeozoologic, paleozoological, palaeozoological, adj.
phytolithology
Obsolete, the study of fossil plants.
pyrochromatography
a process for detecting traces of organic elements in fossils by using heat or fire.
scatology
the branch of paleontology that studies fossil excrement.

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