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biostratigraphy

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the spatial and temporal distribution of fossil organisms, often interpolated with radiometric, geochemical, and paleoenvironmental information as a means of dating rock strata.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of the stratigraphic distribution of fossils

Etymologies

bio- +‎ stratigraphy (Wiktionary)

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