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

 

azoic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈzəʊɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzoʊɪk//
 
(formal)
 
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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