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Of or relating to geologic periods that precede the appearance of life.
(Geological Science) without life; characteristic of the ages that have left no evidence of life in the form of organic remains
[C19: from Greek azōos lifeless; see azo-]
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|Adj.||1.||azoic - before the appearance of life; "azoic rocks contain not organic remains"|
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"