Cenozoic

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

Definition of Cenozoic

: of, relating to, or being an era of geological history that extends from the beginning of the Tertiary (see 1tertiary 2) 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 and Etymology of cenozoic

Greek kainos + English -zoic


CENOZOIC Defined for Kids

Cenozoic

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

Definition of Cenozoic for Students

: 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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