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zoic

/ (ˈzəʊɪk) /
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adjective

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

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Word Origin for zoic

C19: from New Latin, from Greek zōion animal

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British Dictionary definitions for zoic (2 of 2)

-zoic

adj combining form, n combining form

indicating a geological eraPalaeozoic

Word Origin for -zoic

from Greek zōē life + -ic
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Medical definitions for zoic

-zoic

suff.

Relating to a specified manner of animal existence:holozoic.
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