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Cainozoic

[kahy-nuh-zoh-ik, key-] /ˌkaɪ nəˈzoʊ ɪk, ˌkeɪ-/
adjective, noun, Geology
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British Dictionary definitions for Cainozoic

Cainozoic

/ˌkaɪnəʊˈzəʊɪk; ˌkeɪ-/
adjective
1.
a variant of Cenozoic

Cenozoic

/ˌsiːnəʊˈzəʊɪk/
adjective
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
noun
2.
the Cenozoic, the Cenozoic era
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kainos new, recent + zōikos, from zōion animal
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