cenozoic


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cenozoic \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 c[ae]nozoic,
   cainozoic, kainozoic.] See Geology.
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   Note: This word is used by many authors as synonymous with
         Tertiary, the Quaternary Age not being included.
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