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 History of this Word

"zoic" is from "zoe" (life) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
holozoic
entozoic
mesozoic
hypozoic

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-zoic" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates a geologic era or animal existence. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-zoic illustration Sturgeons probably arose in the late Paleozoic.
-zoic illustration We determined the composition of epizoic invertebrates from the upper Mississippi River.