kainozoic
Cenozoic Ce`no*zo"ic, a. [Gr. ? recent + ? life.] (Geol.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also {c[ae]nozoic}, {cainozoic}, {kainozoic}.] See {Geology}. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word is used by many authors as synonymous with Tertiary, the Quaternary Age not being included. [1913 Webster]


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  • Kainozoic — Kai no*zo ic, a. See {Cenozoic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kainozoic — variant of cenozoic * * * Kainozoic same as ↑Cainozoic * * * kainozoic var. cainozoic, Tertiary (Geol.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kainozoic — /kaɪnoʊˈzoʊɪk/ (say kuynoh zohik), /keɪ / (say kay ) adjective, noun → Cainozoic …   Australian English dictionary

  • caenozoic — Cenozoic Ce no*zo ic, a. [Gr. ? recent + ? life.] (Geol.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also {c[ae]nozoic}, {cainozoic},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cainozoic — Cenozoic Ce no*zo ic, a. [Gr. ? recent + ? life.] (Geol.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also {c[ae]nozoic}, {cainozoic},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cenozoic — Ce no*zo ic, a. [Gr. ? recent + ? life.] (Geol.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also {c[ae]nozoic}, {cainozoic}, {kainozoic}.] See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Кайнозойская эратема (́эра) —         кайнозой (от греч. kainos новый и zoe жизнь * a. Cainozoic, Cenozoic, Kainozoic era; н. Kanozoikum, kanonisches Arathem; ф. erateme cenozoique; и. eratema cenozoico), самая верхняя (молодая) эратема (групп …   Геологическая энциклопедия

  • geochronology — geochronologic /jee oh kron l oj ik/, geochronological, adj. geochronologist, n. /jee oh kreuh nol euh jee/, n. the chronology of the earth, as based on both absolute and relative methods of age determination. [1890 95; GEO + CHRONOLOGY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Cenozoic Era — Third of the major eras of Earth history, and the interval of time during which the continents assumed their modern configurations and geographic positions. It was also the time when the Earth s flora and fauna evolved toward those of the present …   Universalium

  • Cainozoic — /ˌkaɪnoʊˈzoʊɪk / (say .kuynoh zohik), /ˌkeɪ / (say .kay ) adjective 1. relating to the geological era of rocks of most recent age, extending to the present. –noun 2. the era or rocks representing the most recent major division of earth history.… …   Australian English dictionary

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