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Paleozoic

Pa·le·o·zo·ic

Paleozoic

 
pronunciation:
peI li zo ihk [or] pae li zo ihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, relating to, or designating the geological era between the Precambrian and Mesozoic, from approximately 600 million to 220 million years ago, when the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and land plants appeared.
 
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the Paleozoic Era, or the rock formations that date from that time.
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The word paleozoic contains the following parts:
pale, paleo Greek root that means ancient