Definition of palaetiological in English:

palaetiological

(also paletiological)

adjective

historical
  • Of, belonging to, or using palaetiology.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Whewell (1794–1866), college head and writer on the history and philosophy of science. From pal- + aetiological, after palaetiology.

Pronunciation

palaetiological

/pəˌliːtɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl/