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  • n. An organic microfossil: a particle of 5-500 micrometers in diameter, found in sedimentary deposits and composed of organic material.

Etymologies

palyno- +‎ -morph (Wiktionary)

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  • In paleontology, "A microscopic fossil found in a palynological sample, such as a pollen grain or spore, a protist, or a fragment of a larger organism." (OED)

    September 9, 2008