Eozoön

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eozoön (Paleon) A peculiar structure found in the Archæan limestones of Canada and other regions. By some geologists it is believed to be a species of gigantic Foraminifera, but others consider it a concretion, without organic structure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eozoon ē-ō-zō′on an assumed organism whose remains constitute reefs of rocks in the Archæan system in Canada
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. 'hw`s dawn + zw^,on an animal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. ēōs, dawn, zōon, an animal.