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Definitions of azoic in various dictionaries:
adj - before the appearance of life
Of or relating to geologic periods that precede the appearance of life.
adj - pertaining to geologic time before the appearance of life
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|Of or relating to geologic periods that precede the appearance of life.|
|having no trace of life or organic remains.|
|before the appearance of life|
|Having no trace of life or organic remains.|
|Azoic might refer to|
|Azoic Age, Azoic Era, Azoic Period and Azoic Eon were terms used before 1950 to describe the age of rocks formed before the appearance of life in the geologic sequence. The word "Azoic" is derived from the Greek a- meaning without and zoön meaning animal (or living being), it was first used to mean without death.Azoic was used as early as 1846 by a geologist named Adams, and gradually replaced the earlier term Primitive. Due to the controversy over evolution, "Azoic" was replaced, by 1900, in most usages by the term "Archaean" or "Archaeozoic The Archaean was later subdivided into the Archaean and the even earlier Hadean. Many of the rocks that had originally been thought to be of Azoic time were reclassified as Archaean, but the period itself is now essentially the Hadean.|
* J.D. Dana in 1863, said that the Azoic "stands as the first [age] in geologic history, whether science can point out unquestionably the rocks of that age or not." He went on to say that when fossils had been found