Archeozoic

Archeozoic

[ahr-kee-uh-zoh-ik] Geology.
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. See table under geologic time.
noun
2.
the Archeozoic division of geologic time or the rock systems formed then.


Origin:
1870–75; archeo- + Greek () life + -ic

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Archaeozoic or esp (US) Archeozoic (ˌɑːkɪəˈzəʊɪk)
 
adj
a former word for Archaean
 
Archeozoic or esp (US) Archeozoic
 
adj

Archeozoic (ˌɑːkɪəˈzəʊɪk)
 
adj
a variant spelling (esp US) of Archaeozoic

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Archeozoic also Archaeozoic   (är'kē-ə-zō'ĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
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