What is another word for mesozoic?

5 synonyms found


[ mˈɛsəzˌə͡ʊɪk], [ mˈɛsəzˌə‍ʊɪk], [ m_ˈɛ_s_ə_z_ˌəʊ_ɪ_k]

The Mesozoic era is a pivotal period in Earth's history, spanning from approximately 252 to 66 million years ago. It is also referred to as the Age of Dinosaurs or the Age of Reptiles. While the term "Mesozoic" is widely accepted and recognized, there are a few synonyms that can be used to describe this era. For instance, it can also be called the Secondary era or the Age of Cycads. Additionally, some scientists refer to it as the Triassic-Jurassic-Cretaceous period, highlighting the three distinct geological time periods within the Mesozoic era. Ultimately, regardless of which synonym is used, the Mesozoic era remains an incredibly important period in Earth's history.

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What are the hypernyms for Mesozoic?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    geologic ages, geological history, periods of the geologic time scale.

Usage examples for Mesozoic

Nature made a whole world of complicated creatures in the steamy, luke-warm swamps of the mesozoic era, and then, as if deciding that the pattern of a large body and a small brain was not a success, she froze them all to death with a glacial epoch, and we have nothing but the bones to tell us about them.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
It is in the Chalk, the newest of the Secondary or mesozoic formations, that they first exhibit themselves, and they do it in the same fashion as their predecessors.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
It passed away, and was replaced by the mesozoic, emphatically the age of Reptiles, when animals of that type attained to colossal magnitude, to variety of function and structure, to diversity of habitat in sea and on land, altogether unexampled in their degraded descendants of modern times....
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard

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