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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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.
There were all sorts and conditions of horrible things--huge, hideous, grotesque, monstrous--a veritable Mesozoic nightmare.
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"Mesozoic Calendar" includes spreads showing the positions of the continents at different geological time periods and reconstructions of creatures from each period.
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"Although it's only 3.5 mm, the Brasilestes tooth is three times bigger than all known Mesozoic mammal teeth.
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The skeleton was hidden in a cave.Until now, four-legged animals from the Mesozoic era, the dinosaur age, were not known to be in the area of Slovakia.
The family interactive show is being hailed as entertaining and engaging for all the family while also educating children (and adults) about the creatures from the Mesozoic era.