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azoic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Azoic  \A*zo"ic\,  a.  [Gr.  'a  priv.  +  ?  life,  from  ?  to  live.] 
  Destitute  of  any  vestige  of  organic  life,  or  at  least  of 
  animal  life;  anterior  to  the  existence  of  animal  life;  formed 
  when  there  was  no  animal  life  on  the  globe;  as  the  azoic. 
  rocks. 
 
  {Azoic  age}  (Geol.),  the  age  preceding  the  existence  of 
  animal  life,  or  anterior  to  the  paleozoic  tome.  Azoic  is 
  also  used  as  a  noun  age  being  understood.  See 
  {Arch[ae]an},  and  {Eozoic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  azoic 
  adj  :  (geology)  before  the  appearance  of  life;  "azoic  rocks 
  contain  not  organic  remains" 




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