Ce`no*zo"ic (?), a. [Gr. recent + life.] Geol.

Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. [Written also caenozoic, cainozoic, kainozoic.] See Geology.

⇒ This word is used by many authors as synonymous with Tertiary, the Quaternary Age not being included.


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