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azoic

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[ uh-zoh-ik, ey- ]
/ əˈzoʊ ɪk, eɪ- /
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adjective Geology.
(formerly) noting or pertaining to the Precambrian Era, especially that part formerly believed to precede the first appearance of life; Archean.
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Origin of azoic

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1840–50; <Greek ázō(os) lifeless (see azo-) + -ic

Other definitions for azoic (2 of 2)

azoic2
[ a-zoh-ik ]
/ æˈzoʊ ɪk /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the azo group.

Origin of azoic

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British Dictionary definitions for azoic

azoic
/ (əˈzəʊɪk, eɪ-) /

adjective
without life; characteristic of the ages that have left no evidence of life in the form of organic remains

Word Origin for azoic

C19: from Greek azōos lifeless; see azo-
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Medical definitions for azoic

azoic
[ ā-zōĭk ]

adj.
Containing no living things; lacking organic life.
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