Definition of azoic in English:
1Having no trace of life or organic remains.
- The Manx naturalist Edward Forbes coined the word ‘azoic’ to describe this self-evidently lifeless zone.
- This was the so-called ‘azoic’ (a = without, zoic = life) theory and the supposed lifeless region below 300 fathoms was the ‘azoic zone,’ an abyss where no life could exist.
- Within this mud belt, which ranges up to 20 meters deep, there are areas in which the oxygen levels are zero - ‘azoic zones’ or ‘dead zones,’ Weeks explained.
1.1 (Azoic) Geology another term for Archean.
Definition of azoic in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan