(science) The scientific study of spores, pollen and particulate organic matter in various matrices including the air (pollen counts), crime scenes, and sedimentary rocks.
The branch of paleontology that deals with the study of plant fossils.
Palynology is literally the (from Greek: παλύνω, translit. palynō, and -logy) or of .
‘study of dust’; ‘strew, sprinkle’; ‘particles that are strewn’;
That branch of paleontology which treats of fossil plants.
the study of fossil plants
Paleobotany, which is also spelled as palaeobotany, is the branch of botany dealing with the recovery and identification of plant remains from geological contexts, and their use for the biological reconstruction of past environments (paleogeography), and the evolutionary history of plants, with a bearing upon the evolution of life in general. A synonym is paleophytology.