- Paleozoic geological era between the Precambrian and the Mesozoic, 1838, coined by Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) from PALEO- (Cf. paleo-) + Gk. zoe "life."
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Paleozoic — era 542 251 million years ago Key events in the Paleozoic view • edit … Wikipedia
paleozoic — PALEOZÓIC, Ă, paleozoici, ce, s.n., adj. 1. s.n. A doua eră geologică, a cărei floră se caracterizează prin prezenţa talofitelor, prin predominanţa criptogamelor vasculare şi prin apariţia gimnospermelor şi în a cărei faună se întâlnesc toate… … Dicționar Român
Paleozoic — [pā΄lē ə zō′ik] adj. [ PALEO + ZO + IC] [sometimes p ] designating or of the first geologic era of the Phanerozoic Eon, characterized by the development of the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and land plants designating or of the first… … English World dictionary
Paleozoic — Pa le*o*zo ic, n. (Geol.) The Paleozoic time or strata. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Paleozoic — Pa le*o*zo ic, a. [Paleo + Gr. zwh life, fr. zh^n to live.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, the older division of geological time during which life is known to have existed, including the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous ages,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Paleozoic — adjective Date: 1838 of, relating to, originating in, or being an era of geological history that extends from the beginning of the Cambrian to the close of the Permian and is marked by the culmination of nearly all classes of invertebrates except … New Collegiate Dictionary
Paleozoic — /pay lee euh zoh ik/ or, esp. Brit., /pal ee /, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to an era occurring between 570 million and 230 million years ago, characterized by the advent of fish, insects, and reptiles. See table under geologic time. n. 2 … Universalium
Paleozoic — 1. adjective Of a geologic era within the Phanerozoic eon that comprises the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian periods from about 542 to 250 million years ago, from the age … Wiktionary
paleozoic — paÂ·leÂ·oÂ·zoÂ·ic || â€špeÉªlÉªÉ™ÊŠ zÉ™ÊŠÉªk /â€špÃ¦l adj. of the Paleozoic Era, pertaining to the early geological period in which fish reptile and insects first appeared on Earth … English contemporary dictionary
Paleozoic — Pa•le•o•zo•ic [[t]ˌpeɪ li əˈzoʊ ɪk[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˌpæl i [/t]] adj. 1) gel noting or pertaining to a geologic era occurring between 570 million and 230 million years ago, when fish, insects, and reptiles first appeared 2) gel the Paleozoic… … From formal English to slang