Pronunciation: (pā"lē-un-tol'u-jē or, esp. Brit., pal"ē-), [key]
—pl. -gies for 2.
1. the science of the forms of life existing in former geologic periods, as represented by their fossils.
2. a treatise on paleontology.
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