Ediacaran

adjective
Edi·​a·​car·​an | \ ˌē-dē-ˈa-k(ə-)rən How to pronounce Ediacaran (audio) , -ə-ˈker-ən, -ˈka-rən \
variants: or less commonly Ediacara \ ˌē-​dē-​ˈa-​k(ə-​)rə How to pronounce Ediacara (audio) , -​ə-​ˈker-​ə , -​ˈka-​rə \

Definition of Ediacaran

: being or belonging to an assemblage of extinct multicellular marine organisms of the Late Precambrian era Ediacaran fauna

Other Words from Ediacaran

Ediacaran noun

First Known Use of Ediacaran

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ediacaran

Ediacara Hills, South Australia

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“Ediacaran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ediacaran. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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