from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of paleontology that deals with animal fossils and ancient animal life.
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- n. The branch of zoology dealing with fossils, and the creatures that were transformed into them
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- n. the study of fossil animals
paleo- + zoology (Wiktionary)