from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ancient; prehistoric; old: paleobotany.
  • Early; primitive: Paleozoic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • very old; prehistoric
  • very early; primitive
  • related to paleontology

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form meaning old, ancient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. For words so beginning, not found below, see palæo-.


Greek palaio-, from palaios, ancient, from palai, long ago.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek παλαιός (palaios, "old"). (Wiktionary)


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