zoic

/ (ˈzəʊɪk) /

adjective

relating to or having animal life
geology (of rocks, strata, etc) containing fossilized animals

Word Origin for zoic

C19: from New Latin, from Greek zōion animal
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Word Origin and History for zoic

zoic


adj.

1863, from Greek zoikos, from zoion "animal" (see zoo).

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