Mesozoic

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meso- +‎ -zoic

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Mesozoic (comparative more Mesozoic, superlative most Mesozoic)

  1. (geology) Of a geologic era within the Phanerozoic eon that comprises the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods from about 230 to 65 million years ago, when life on earth was dominated by reptiles.

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Mesozoic

  1. (geology) The Mesozoic era.
    • 1883, Joseph Le Conte, Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader, D. Appleton and Company, New York,
      The whole history of the earth is divided into five eras, with corresponding rock-systems. These are: 1. Archæan or Eozoic1 era, embodied in the Laurentian system; 2. Palæozoic2 era, embodied in the Palæozoic or Primary system; 3. Mesozoic3 era, recorded in the Secondary system; 4. Cenozoic,4 recorded in the Tertiary and Quaternary systems; and, 5. The Psychozoic era, or era of Mind, recorded in the recent system.

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