Cainozoic

Cainozoic

[kahy-nuh-zoh-ik, key-]
adjective, noun Geology.
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Cainozoic (ˌkaɪnəʊˈzəʊɪk, ˌkeɪ-)
 
adj
a variant of Cenozoic

Cenozoic, Caenozoic or Cainozoic (ˌsiːnəʊˈzəʊɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, denoting, or relating to the most recent geological era, which began 65 000 000 years ago: characterized by the development and increase of the mammals
 
n
2.  the Cenozoic the Cenozoic era
 
[C19: from Greek kainos new, recent + zōikos, from zōion animal]
 
Caenozoic, Caenozoic or Cainozoic
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek kainos new, recent + zōikos, from zōion animal]
 
Cainozoic, Caenozoic or Cainozoic
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from Greek kainos new, recent + zōikos, from zōion animal]

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