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Palaeozoic

/ ˌpælɪəʊˈzəʊɪk /

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 the Palaeozoic era

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Palaeozoic1

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

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Example Sentences

The whole region is underlain by nearly horizontal and undisturbed rocks of the Palaeozoic from the Devonian downward.

Other Palaeozoic systems are, however, included in the folds.

Beneath it, on both sides, plunge the strongly folded Palaeozoic and Jurassic schists.

They are however certainly Pre-Permian, and it is most probable that they belong to the early part of the Palaeozoic era.

It has even been found to be applicable to the Palaeozoic rocks, which are now subdivided into palaeontological zones.

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