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Definition of the adjective azoic

What does azoic mean as an attribute of a noun?

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 by Steve Laskarides, Shawn Lower, and Kristy Venrick in February 1996.
    • members:
    • albums: "Illuminate", "Conflict", "Forward and Conflict", "Forward...", "The Divine Suffering", "Where Broken Angels Lie", "Re:Illumination (The Mixes)", "Corruption"
    • official website:
  2. Azoic is a musical group.
    • album: "Gateways"


  1. "Azoic" a.k.a. "Stadiae II" is a musical album of Bog Morok.
    • released in (11 years ago)
  2. "Azoic" is a musical album of Specimen.
    • released in (17 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Azoic

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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 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 Harvard encyclopedia (1890)

a dictionary of language arts, sciences, and general literature

AZOIC, a. d- zoik [Gr. a, ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

AZOIC, a-zc/Ik (Gk. &{aoi, azoos, lifeless, from d, a, priv. + fwij, z5e, life). A name applied by Sir Roderick Murchison, in 1845, to the old crystalline rocks of the Scandinavian Peninsula, in recognition of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (1998)

by Johanna 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 previewEnvironmental Law Lexicon (2013)

by Nicholas A. Robinson

AZOIC: Without animals or life; of a lifeless region; the part ...

Google previewLexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska). (1938)

and overlies Azoic Ocoee cgls. and slates. J. M. Safford and J. B. Killebrew, 1874 (Resources of Tenn.) and 1876 (Elem. Geol. Teno.), Included in Chilhowee ss. all beds btw. fKnox ss. (Rome fm.) and tOcoee group. This usage probably did not ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Change (2001)

Environmental Change and Human Society 2 Volumes by Andrew S. Goudie, David J. Cuff

Azoic and early Precambrian times), Earth was probably ice free, despite a substantially lower solar luminosity. An enhanced greenhouse effect may account for this paradox and may have ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (1988)

by Nila Gott

comb form _ BIO jacket _ VEST, MAEWEST principle _ ATMAN, PRANA, TENET prolonger _ ELIXIR staff of _ BREAD lifeless _ DEAD, AMORT, AZOIC lift _ PERK, BOOST, ELATE, EXALT, HOIST, RAISE, ELEVATE light _ GAY , ...

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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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