|1.||of, denoting, or formed in the last 50 million years of the Neoproterozoic era, during which a new texturally and chemically distinctive carbonate layer appeared, indicating climatic change|
|2.||the the Ediacaran period or rock system|
|[C20: named after the Ediacara Hills in the Flinders mountain range in South Australia]|
|Ediacaran (ē'dē-ä'kə-rən) Pronunciation Key
Relating to a group of fossilized organisms that are the earliest known remains of multicellular life. They are soft-bodied marine life forms that date from between 560 and 545 million years ago, during the late Precambrian Eon.