-zoic


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-zoic

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1. Relating to a specified manner of animal existence: holozoic.
2. Of or relating to a specified geologic era: Archeozoic.

[From Greek zōikos, of animals, from zōion, living being; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]
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-zoic

adj combining form, n combining form
(Geological Science) indicating a geological era: Palaeozoic.
[from Greek zōē life + -ic]
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-zoic

1. a combining form meaning “living, deriving its existence” in the manner or place specified by the initial element: holozoic.
2. a combining form used in the names of geologic eras: Paleozoic.
[< Greek zōïkós of animals = zôi(on) animal (see zoon) + -ikos -ic]
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