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Palaeozoic

adjective
  1. of, denoting, or relating to an era of geological time that began 600 million years ago with the Cambrian period and lasted about 375 million years until the end of the Permian period
noun
  1. the Palaeozoic the Palaeozoic era

Word Origin

C19: from palaeo- + Greek zōē life + -ic
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