azoic

azoic
adjective Etymology: 2a- + Greek zōē life — more at quick Date: 1845 having no living beings; especially of or relating to the part of geologic time that antedates life — compare Archean 1

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  • 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

  • azoic — AZÓIC, Ă, azoici, ce, adj. (Biol; despre mediu) Care este lipsit de viaţă animală. [pr.: zo ic] – Din fr. azoïque. Trimis de ana zecheru, 26.01.2005. Sursa: DEX S 88  AZÓIC s. v. arhaic. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  azóic adj …   Dicționar Român

  • azoic — [ə zō′ik, āzō′ik] adj. [Gr azōos (< a , without + zōē, life: see BIO ) + IC] 1. without any life [an azoic ecological zone] 2. [usually A ] designating or of the earliest part of the Archean Eon, when there was no life on earth …   English World dictionary

  • azoic — (adj.) 1854, from Gk. azoos (from a not, without + zoon animal, see ZOO (Cf. zoo)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • azoic — adjective 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 …   Wiktionary

  • azoic — azoic1 /euh zoh ik, ay /, adj. Geol. (formerly) noting or pertaining to the Precambrian Era, esp. that part formerly believed to precede the first appearance of life; Archean. Cf. Eozoic. [1840 50; < Gk ázo(os) lifeless (see AZO ) + IC] azoic2 /a …   Universalium

  • azoic — Containing no living things; without organic life. [G. a priv. + zoikos, relating to an animal] * * * azo·ic (a zoґik) [a 1 + Gr. zōe life] 1. devoid of living organisms. 2. a protoplasmic poison, hydrazoic acid, N3H, resembling hydrocyanic… …   Medical dictionary

  • azoic — a|zoic Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • azóic — adj. m. (sil. a zo ic), pl. azóici; f. sg. azóicã, pl. azóice …   Romanian orthography

  • azoic — a·zo·ic || É™ zəʊɪk adj. of or pertaining to the Precambrian era (geological period preceding the first appearance of life on Earth) …   English contemporary dictionary

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