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Variant of Archeozoic.
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(Geological Science) a former word for Archaean
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Ar•che•o•zo•ic(ˌɑr ki əˈzoʊ ɪk)
1. of or pertaining to the earlier half of the Precambrian Era, before 2.5 billion years ago, when the only life forms were blue-green algae and bacteria.n.
2. the Archeozoic division of geologic time or the rock systems formed then.
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|Noun||1.||Archaeozoic - the time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago; earth's crust formed; unicellular organisms are earliest forms of life|
|Adj.||1.||archaeozoic - of or belonging to earlier of two divisions of the Precambrian era; "archeozoic life forms"|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
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