Share this entry

Priscoan Syllabification: Pris·co·an
Pronunciation: /prisˈkōən/

Definition of Priscoan in English:


1Of, relating to, or denoting the eon that (in some schemes) constitutes the earliest part of the Precambrian, preceding the Archean eon. It extended from the origin of the earth to about 4 billion years ago and has left no so far identifiable rocks.
1.1 (as noun the Priscoan) The Priscoan eon.


Formed irregularly from Latin priscus 'ancient' + -an.

Definition of Priscoan in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources