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

  • n. The branch of paleontology that deals with plant fossils and ancient vegetation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of paleontology that deals with the study of plant fossils.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of paleontology which treats of fossil plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That department of paleontology which treats of fossil plants, as distinguished from paleozoölogy, or the study of fossil animals; the science or study of fossil plants; geologic botany. Also paleophytology. Compare paleozoölogy.

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

  • n. the study of fossil plants


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