Definition of azoic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈzəʊɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzoʊɪk//
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without any life or signs of life in the past Marine life was discovered at depths previously thought to be azoic. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek azōos ‘without life’ + -ic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: azoic