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micropaleontology

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of paleontology that deals with microfossils.

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  • noun The branch of paleontology dealing with the fossilized microscopic organic remains (microfossils) of the geologic past; including their structure, biology, relationships and distribution.

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

  • noun the paleontology of microfossils

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Examples

  • In fact changing acidity and microorganisms response to the change forms the basis of most micropaleontology facies change mapping, etc.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Monbiot: Leaked CRU Docs a “Major Blow”

  • Another important innovation was the analysis of microscopic fossils—micropaleontology—brought up from various drilling depths.

    The Prize

  • Another important innovation was the analysis of microscopic fossils—micropaleontology—brought up from various drilling depths.

    The Prize

  • Petroleum geologists, applying their or others' micropaleontology, exploited close correlations between the occurrence of trochospiral forams, often diagnosed principally on their chirality, and fuel in the fossil record as an invaluable technique in oil prospecting.

    A shell of a different kind

  • Side-lining of systematic micropaleontology by the use of instrumentation techniques was not a healthy sign, he felt, urging senior scientists to appreciate and recognise the findings of young researchers.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Tracing the developments in the field of micropaleontology, Dr. Srinivasan dwelt on the Deep Sea Dr.lling Programme, and International Geo Science Programme.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Tracing the developments in the field of micropaleontology, Dr. Srinivasan dwelt on the Deep Sea Dr.lling Programme, and International Geo Science Programme.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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