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Phanerozoic

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adjective Phan·er·o·zo·ic \ˌfa-nə-rə-ˈzō-ik\

Definition of Phanerozoic

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an eon of geologic history that comprises the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic or the corresponding systems of rocks — see geologic time table

Phanerozoic noun


Origin of phanerozoic

Greek phaneros + English 2-zoic


First Known Use: 1930


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