[fan-er-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌfæn ər əˈzoʊ ɪk/ Geology
the eon comprising the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras.
of or relating to this eon.
of or relating to that part of geological time represented by rocks in which the evidence of life is abundant, comprising the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras
the Phanerozoic, the Phanerozoic era
The period of geologic time from about 540 million years ago to the present, including the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic Eras. When this period of time was first defined, it was thought to coincide with the first appearance of life in the fossil record. It is now known that bacterial and other forms of life were present in the Precambrian Eon, and the Phanerozoic is understood to coincide with the appearance of life forms that evolved external skeletons. See Chart at geologic time.
[fan-oh] /ˈfæn oʊ/ noun, plural phanos. 1. .
[fan-uh-tron] /ˈfæn əˌtrɒn/ noun, Electronics. 1. a hot-cathode gas diode.
phantasia phan·ta·sia (fān-tā’zhə, -zē-ə) n. See fantasy.
[fan-tuh-sahyz] /ˈfæn təˌsaɪz/ verb (used with or without object), phantasized, phantasizing. 1. . [fan-tuh-sahyz] /ˈfæn təˌsaɪz/ verb (used without object), fantasized, fantasizing. 1. to conceive fanciful or extravagant notions, ideas, suppositions, or the like (often followed by about): to fantasize about the ideal job. verb (used with object), fantasized, fantasizing. 2. to create in one’s […]