Pronunciation: (pā"lē-ō-jē"ō-fiz'iks; esp. Brit. pal"ē-), [key]
1. (used with a plural v.) inferred geophysical conditions or processes of designated periods of the geologic past.
2. (used with a singular v.) the study of these conditions.
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