Definition of Phanerozoic

1. Noun. The period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present.

Exact synonyms: Phanerozoic Aeon, Phanerozoic Eon
Terms within: Age Of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic Era
Generic synonyms: Aeon, Eon



Definition of Phanerozoic

1. Adjective. (geology) Of, or relating to the geologic eon from about 570 million years ago to the present; comprises the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. ¹

2. Proper noun. (geology) The Phanerozoic eon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phanerozoic

Phalaris aquatica
Phalaris arundinacea
Phalaris canariensis
Phalaris tuberosa
Phalaropidae
Phalaropus
Phalaropus fulicarius
Phalguna
Phallaceae
Phallales
Phallus impudicus
Phallus ravenelii
Phalura
Phanariot
Phanerogamae
Phanerozoic (current term)
Phanerozoic aeon
Phanerozoic eon
Phantom
Pharaoh's chicken
Pharaoh of Egypt
Pharaonic
Pharisee
Pharisees
Pharisæans
Pharmageddon
Pharomacrus
Pharomacrus mocino
Pharsalus
Phascogale

Literary usage of Phanerozoic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Reports Phanerozoic Stromatolites: Noncompetitive Ecologie Restriction by Grazing and Burrowing Animals Abstract The abundance of stromatolites (algal ..."

2. Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries Showing Oceans, Continents by Athelstan Spilhaus (1991)
"... "Phanerozoic Plate Tectonic Reconstructions," normal Mollweide, Scotese, 1987. 77 XXVII: Early Cambrian, Ordovician and Westphalian; centered transverse ..."

3. Abstracts of the Eighth International Conference on Geochronology by Marvin A. Lanphere, G. Brent Dalrymple, Brent D. Turrin (1994)
"The concept of insignificant crustal growth during Phanerozoic time has largely been based on isotopic studies of European erogenic belts and of the ..."

4. The Medical Implications of Nuclear War by Fredric Solomon, Robert Q. Marston (1986)
"Phanerozoic overview of mass extinction, in Pattern and Process in the History of Life, DM Raup and D. Jablonski (eds.). Berlin: Springer- Verlag. ..."

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