What does paleobiology mean?

Definitions for paleobiologyˌpeɪ li oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi; esp. Brit. ˌpæl i-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paleobiology, palaeobiology(noun)

    a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms


  1. paleobiology(Noun)

    The branch of biology or paleontology concerned with the study of fossils of plants and animals


  1. Paleobiology

    Paleobiology is a growing and comparatively new discipline which combines the methods and findings of the natural science biology with the methods and findings of the earth science paleontology. It is occasionally referred to as "geobiology". Paleobiological research uses biological field research of current biota and of fossils millions of years old to answer questions about the molecular evolution and the evolutionary history of life. In this scientific quest, macrofossils, microfossils and trace fossils are typically analyzed. However, the 21st-century biochemical analysis of DNA and RNA samples offers much promise, as does the biometric construction of phylogenetic trees. An investigator in this field is known as a paleobiologist.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paleobiology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paleobiology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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