Origin of -zoicfrom Classical Greek z?ikos, pertaining to animals from z?ion, animal: see bio- having a (specified) animal way of life
Origin of -zoic< Gr z??, life + -ic of, pertaining to, or being a geologic era having a (specified) type of life
The definition of zoic is being from a specific geologic era.
An example of zoic is Mesozoic.
- Relating to a specified manner of animal existence: holozoic.
- Of or relating to a specified geologic era: Archeozoic.
Origin of -zoicFrom Greek zōikos of animals from zōion living being ; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more zoic, superlative most zoic)
- (rare) Showing traces of life; containing organic remains.
- Having the form of an animal; animal-like, zoomorphic.
From Greek Î¶Ï‰Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚, from Î¶ÏŽÎ¹Î¿Î½ "˜animal'.
- Beliefs and practices with reference to the heavenly world were inspired by zoic activities; its location, scenery and environment were the homes of beast gods.