(also Cainozoic /ˌkīnə-/)
1Relating to or denoting the most recent era, following the Mesozoic era and comprising the Tertiary and Quaternary periods.
- The late Jurassic, Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary record from northern Chile is dominated entirely by sediments deposited under an arid to semiarid climate.
- Most deposits are of Mesozoic or Cenozoic age, but some Palaeozoic examples are known, such as those in the Appalachian orogen of Canada and the United States.
- Changes in Mesozoic and Cenozoic thicknesses and facies across the northsouth faults indicate their pre-collisional origins.
Mid 19th century: from Greek kainos 'new' + zōion 'animal' + -ic.
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