Mesozoic


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Mes·o·zo·ic

 (mĕz′ə-zō′ĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the era of geologic time from about 251 to 66 million years ago. The Mesozoic Era includes the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods and is characterized by the development of flying reptiles, birds, and flowering plants and by the appearance and extinction of dinosaurs. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Mesozoic Era.

Mesozoic

(ˌmɛsəʊˈzəʊɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or relating to an era of geological time that began 250 000 000 years ago with the Triassic period and lasted about 185 000 000 years until the end of the Cretaceous period
n
(Geological Science) the Mesozoic the Mesozoic era

Mes•o•zo•ic

(ˌmɛz əˈzoʊ ɪk, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a geologic era occurring between 230 million and 65 million years ago, characterized by the appearance of flowering plants and by dinosaurs.
n.
2. the Mesozoic Era or group of systems.
[1830–40; meso- + -zoic]

Mes·o·zo·ic

(mĕz′ə-zō′ĭk)
The era of geologic time from about 245 to 65 million years ago. The Mesozoic Era was characterized by the development of flowering plants and by the appearance and extinction of dinosaurs. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mesozoic - from 230 million to 63 million years agoMesozoic - from 230 million to 63 million years ago
Cretaceous, Cretaceous period - from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
Jurassic, Jurassic period - from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers
Triassic, Triassic period - from 230 million to 190 million years ago; dinosaurs, marine reptiles; volcanic activity
Adj.1.Mesozoic - of or relating to or denoting the Mesozoic era
Translations

Mesozoic

[ˌmesəʊˈzəʊɪk]
A. ADJmesozoico
B. N the Mesozoicel Mesozoico
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There were all sorts and conditions of horrible things--huge, hideous, grotesque, monstrous--a veritable Mesozoic nightmare.
The weird flora and fauna of Caspak were as possible under the thick, warm atmospheric conditions of the super-heated crater as they were in the Mesozoic era under almost exactly similar conditions, which were then probably world-wide.
It could have arisen during the Mesozoic era, as early as 250 million years ago, says study coauthor Christine Aurich, a reproductive veterinarian at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.
Deep grabens in the area are believed to contain extensive Mesozoic and Palaeozoic sediments, which may be associated with multiple unexplored petroleum systems, highlighting the prospectivity of the Gulf of Papua.
The presence of Mesozoic and Permo-Triassic formations (Fms) found in 1992 in South Pars, together with a pre-Permian possibility, aroused the interest of foreign firms.
Dr Stepan Ivantsov, a scientific researcher in the Laboratory of Mesozoic and Cenozoic Continental Ecosystems, said: "We can confidently say we have found a new species.
Dr Roger Benson of Oxford University's Department of Earth Sciences, who led the study, said that dinosaurs aren't extinct; there are about 10,000 species alive today in the form of birds and they wanted to understand the evolutionary links between this exceptional living group, and their Mesozoic relatives, including well-known extinct species like T.
The book proceeds in chronological order via several periods of the Mesozoic era, beginning with a general overview of the world at that time, and then concentrating on locale-specific findings and discoveries.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The findings of a new study revealed that an ichthyosaur fossil may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile.
The fossil, which weighs about 15 kilograms (33 lbs), belongs to the second geological period or the Mesozoic Era.
According to a new study published in PLoS ONE by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia, scientists argued that cold-blooded dinosaurs would not have had enough muscular power to pursue prey and dominate over other mammals as they did during the Mesozoic period, (http://www.
A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate" 150 million years ago, Dave Wilkinson of Liverpool John Moores University said.