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palaeopathology

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  • n. Alternative form of paleopathology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The study of diseases of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)

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Examples

  • We were also working on the Mirischia project, the Leedsichthys dig at Whittlesey (Leedsichthys was a giant Jurassic filter-feeding fish, equivalent in size to a small whale), the palaeopathology project, and other stuff.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Forensic anthropology and anthropological archaeology, as well as palaeopathology and archaeometry would offer some of the best avenues for seeking to retrieve such data/evidence.

    Fallen Heroes Bulletin Board

  • He has a genuine talent for popularizing scientific data and great enthusiasm for palaeopathology -- the study of ancient human remains.

    Multimedia: Tut to Lenin; Drama of Evolution

  • Second, authors discuss the importance of palaeopathology for not simply learning about the health and afflictions of the ancients but for understanding diseases today.

    Books: Ancient Roadmap, Latin Revival, Mostly about Mummies

  • A diagnosis of necrosis cannot clearly be made from the published images, says Gino Fornaciari, director of palaeopathology at the University of Pisa in Italy, adding that it could be secondary to malaria.

    Scientific American

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