azoic

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adjective azo·ic \(ˌ)ā-ˈzō-ik\

Definition of azoic

  1. :  having no living beings; especially :  of or relating to the part of geologic time that antedates life — compare archean 1

Origin and Etymology of azoic

2a- + Greek zōē life — more at uick


First Known Use: 1816

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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