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Archaeozoic

[ahr-kee-uh-zoh-ik]
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adjective, noun Geology.
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Archeozoic

or Ar·chae·o·zo·ic

[ahr-kee-uh-zoh-ik]Geology
adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to the earlier half of the Precambrian Era, from about 5 billion to 2.5 billion years ago, during which the earliest datable rocks were formed and from which the oldest known fossil forms, blue-green algae and bacteria, have been recovered.
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noun
  1. the Archeozoic division of geologic time or the rock systems formed then.
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Origin of Archeozoic

1870–75; archeo- + Greek zō(ḗ) life + -ic
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Examples from the Web for archaeozoic

Historical Examples

  • The remainder of Finland is built up of the oldest known crystalline rocks belonging to the Archaeozoic or Algonkian period.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4

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British Dictionary definitions for archaeozoic

Archaeozoic

esp US Archeozoic

adjective
  1. a former word for Archaean
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Archeozoic

adjective
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of Archaeozoic
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archaeozoic in Science

Archaeozoic

[är′kē-ə-zōĭk]
  1. Another spelling of Archeozoic.
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Archeozoic

  1. See Archean.
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