Phanerozoic

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Phan·e·ro·zo·ic

 (făn′ər-ə-zō′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the geologic time period from approximately 542 million years ago to the present, comprising the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras, and marked by an abundance of fossil evidence of life, especially higher forms, in the corresponding rocks. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Phanerozoic Eon.

[Greek phaneros, visible (from phainein, to cause to appear; see bhā- in Indo-European roots) + -zoic.]

Phanerozoic

(ˌfænərəˈzəʊɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) of or relating to that part of geological time represented by rocks in which the evidence of life is abundant, comprising the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras
n
(Geological Science) the Phanerozoic the Phanerozoic era

Phan·e·ro·zo·ic

(făn′ər-ə-zō′ĭk)
The period of geologic time from about 540 million years ago to the present, including the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras. The Phanerozoic Eon is marked by an abundance of fossil evidence of life, especially more complex forms. See Chart at geologic time.
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Noun1.Phanerozoic - the period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present
Age of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic era - approximately the last 63 million years
Translations
Phanérozoïque