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Definition of the adjective azoic

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adjective - degrees: -

  1. before the appearance of life
    • example: azoic rocks contain not organic remains
    • domain: geology
    • similar: early

Alternative definition of the adjective azoic


  1. Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life; anterior to the existence of animal life; formed when there was no animal life on the globe; as, the azoic rocks.


  1. Azoic a.k.a. The Azoic is an electronic dance band that was formed in Columbus, Ohio in February 1996.
  2. Azoic is a musical group.
    • album: "Gateways"


  1. "Azoic" a.k.a. "Stadiae II" is a musical album of Bog Morok.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  2. "Azoic" is a musical album of Specimen.
    • released in (18 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Azoic

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Google previewPractical Geology and Mineralogy (1915)

A Short Course in Mining Science, Designed for the Student, Miner, Prospector and General Mining Man. Written from the Standpoint of a Practical Field Man by William David Hamman

The word Azoic means without life and applies to rocks so highly heated as to make life impossible in them. It seems certain that no part of the original crust exists today. Nature's forces have changed and moulded it over and over again in the ...

Google previewThe elements of physical geography (1901)

for the use of schools, academies, and colleges by Edwin James Houston

The Azoic Era. — The word azoic means no life. The name was applied to that extremely ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

AZOIC (Gk. 4fwos, azöos, lifeless, from a, a priv. + fbii), zoC, life). A name applied by Sir Roderick Murchison, in 1845, to the old crystalline rocks of the Scandinavian Peninsula, in recognition of the fact that they contain no traces of organic life.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

The Azoic area in south-eastern Missouri is also of small dimensions, but economically important, since iron ores, large in quantity and of great purity, occur here, at the well-known Iron Mountain, Pilot Knob, and other localities. Far more ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (2012)

by Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

Numbers of organisms diminished with depth and no animals were dredged below 300 fathoms, leading to the conclusion that no life was possible in the deep ocean, it was azoic. Forbes did not know that in 1818, Sir John Ross had ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby


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Azoic Meaning

Video shows what azoic means. Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life. Anterior to the existence of animal life. Formed when there was ...

Scrabble value of A1Z10O1I1C3

The value of this 5-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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