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Archeozoic

[ahr-kee-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌɑr ki əˈzoʊ ɪk/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to the earlier half of the Precambrian Era, from about 5 billion to 2.5 billion years ago, during which the earliest datable rocks were formed and from which the oldest known fossil forms, blue-green algae and bacteria, have been recovered.
noun
2.
the Archeozoic division of geologic time or the rock systems formed then.
Also, Archaeozoic.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; archeo- + Greek () life + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for Archeozoic

Archaeozoic

/ˌɑːkɪəˈzəʊɪk/
adjective
1.
a former word for Archaean

Archeozoic

/ˌɑːkɪəˈzəʊɪk/
adjective
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of Archaeozoic
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Archeozoic in Science
Archeozoic also Archaeozoic
  (är'kē-ə-zō'ĭk)   
See Archean.
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