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[kahy-nuh-zoh-ik, key-]
adjective, noun Geology.
  1. Cenozoic.
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Historical Examples of cainozoic

  • The Cainozoic, or Tertiary, is the age of mammals and of man.

    Facts and fancies in modern science

    John William Dawson

  • The Cainozoic era is distinguished in Europe for its volcanic phenomena.

  • At the outset of the Cainozoic period the climate of the world was austere.

  • Game throughout the Cainozoic ages was abundant and of all sizes: many small, many middle-sized and some prodigious.

  • And the terms Palæozoic, Mesozoic, and Cainozoic, are used to indicate these three successive systems of life.

British Dictionary definitions for cainozoic


  1. a variant of Cenozoic
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