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Cenozoic

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adjective Ce·no·zo·ic \ˌsē-nə-ˈzō-ik, ˌse-\

Definition of Cenozoic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an era of geological history that extends from the beginning of the Tertiary period to the present time and is marked by a rapid evolution of mammals and birds and of angiosperms and especially grasses and by little change in the invertebrates; also :  relating to the corresponding system of rocks — see geologic time table

Cenozoic noun


Origin of cenozoic

Greek kainos + English -zoic


First Known Use: 1841

Rhymes with cenozoic


CENOZOIC Defined for Kids

Cenozoic

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noun Ce·no·zo·ic \ˌsē-nə-ˈzō-ik, ˌse-\

Definition of Cenozoic

  1. :  an era of geological history lasting from 70 million years ago to the present time in which there has been a rapid evolution of mammals and birds and of flowering plants




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