Cenozoic



noting or pertaining to the present era, beginning 65 million years ago and characterized by the ascendancy of mammals.
the Cenozoic Era or group of systems.
Historical Examples

adjective
of, denoting, or relating to the most recent geological era, which began 65 000 000 years ago: characterized by the development and increase of the mammals
noun
the Cenozoic, the Cenozoic era
adj.

1841, Cainozoic, from Latinized form of Greek kainos “new, fresh, recent, novel” (see recent) + zoon “animal” (see zoo). The era that began with the demise of the dinosaurs and the rise of “recent” species.
Cenozoic
(sěn’ə-zō’ĭk)
The most recent era of geologic time, from about 65 million years ago to the present. The Cenozoic Era is characterized by the formation of modern continents and the diversification of mammals and plants. Grasses also evolved during the Cenozoic. The climate was warm and tropical toward the beginning of the era and cooled significantly in the second half, leading to several ice ages. Humans first appeared near the end of this era. See Chart at geologic time.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Cenr

    Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

  • Cense

    to burn incense near or in front of; perfume with incense. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples verb (transitive) to burn incense near or before (an altar, shrine, etc) v. “to perfume with burning incense,” late 14c., a shortened form of incense. Related: Censed; censing.



  • Censer

    a container, usually covered, in which incense is burned, especially during religious services; thurible. Historical Examples noun a container for burning incense, esp one swung at religious ceremonies Also called thurible n. “vessel used for burning incense,” mid-13c., from Old French censier, a shortened form of encensier, from encens “incense” (see incense (n.)). the vessel […]

  • Censorial

    an official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military, or other grounds. any person who supervises the manners or morality of others. an adverse critic; faultfinder. (in the ancient Roman republic) either of two officials […]



Disclaimer: Cenozoic definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.