Eozoic
Eozoic E`o*zo"ic, a. [See {Eozo["o]n}.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to rocks or strata older than the Paleozoic, in many of which the eozo["o]n has been found. [1913 Webster]

Note: This term has been proposed for the strata formerly called Azoic, and is preferred especially by those geologists who regard the eozo["o]n as of organic origin. See {Arch[ae]an}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • eozoic — eozóic adj. m. (sil. e o zo ic), pl. eozóici; f. sg. eozóică, pl. eozóice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EOZÓIC s.n. Proterozoic. // adj. Care aparţine acestei er …   Dicționar Român

  • eozoic — |ēə|zōik adjective or noun Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: eo + zoic 1. : precambrian 2. : Proterozoic or Algonkian * * * /ee euh zoh ik/, adj. Geol. (formerly) noting or pertaining to the Precambrian Era, esp. the period including the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eozoic — /ee euh zoh ik/, adj. Geol. (formerly) noting or pertaining to the Precambrian Era, esp. the period including the beginnings of animal life. [1875 80; EO + ZO + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Eozoic — adj. of or relating to rocks that are older than the Paleozoic Era; comprising earliest proof of animal life …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eozoic — eo·zo·ic …   English syllables

  • Eozoic — /ioʊˈzoʊɪk / (say eeoh zohik), /iə / (say eeuh ) noun the earliest span of geological time preceding the Archaeozoic and Proterozoic. {eo + zo(o) + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • eozoic —   a. containing earliest evidence of animal life …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Archaean — Ar*ch[ae] an, n. (Geol.) The earliest period in geological period, extending up to the Lower Silurian. It includes an Azoic age, previous to the appearance of life, and an Eozoic age, including the earliest forms of life. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proterozoic — PROTEROZÓIC, Ă, proterozoici, ce, subst., adj. (geol.) Algonchian. [pr.: zo ic] – Din fr. protérozoïque, engl. proterozoic. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  PROTEROZÓIC adj., s. v …   Dicționar Român

  • Azoic — A*zo ic, a. [Gr. a priv. + ? life, from ? to live.] Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life; anterior to the existence of animal life; formed when there was no animal life on the globe; as, the azoic. rocks. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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