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Pa·le·o·zo·ic

Paleozoic

 
pronunciation:
peI li zo ihk [or] pae li zo ihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, relating to, or belonging to the era in the earth's history from about 540 million years ago to about 250 million years ago. During this time, the first fishes, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and land plants appeared.
 
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The word paleozoic contains the following parts:
pale, paleo Greek root that means ancient
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zo, zoo Greek root that means animal, life
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