from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of the conditions and processes by which organisms become fossilized.
- n. The conditions and processes of fossilization.
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- n. The study of the fate of the remains of organisms after they die, especially the study of fossilization.
Greek taphē, grave + -nomy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)