palaeontology

Part of speech: noun

Same as PALEONTOLOGY.

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Usage examples "palaeontology":

  1. If Mr. Gladstone's latest information on these matters is derived from the famous discourse prefixed to the " Ossemens Fossiles," I can understand the position he has taken up; if he has ever opened a respectable modern manual of palaeontology, or geology, I cannot. - "The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature Essay #4 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition"", Thomas Henry Huxley.
  2. At present Palaeontology yields no safe data to the ethnologist. - "Critiques and Addresses", Thomas Henry Huxley.
  3. There can be little doubt that the digits of the terrestrial limb are homologous with endoskeletal fin- rays, but the evolution of the axis of the limb is not to be ascertained either from development or palaeontology. - "Hormones and Heredity", J. T. Cunningham.