Paleontology is the study of dinosaurs.
An example of paleontology is the branch of geology that studies dinosaurs.
- the branch of geology that deals with life forms from the past, esp. prehistoric life forms, through the study of fossils
- a treatise on this subject
Origin of paleontologyFrench paléontologie: see pale- and amp; onto- and amp; -logy
- pa′le·on′to·log′ic , pa′le·on′to·log′i·cal
paleo- (“ancient") +"Ž onto- (“being") +"Ž -logy (“study")