azoic, a. [Gr. 'a priv. + life, from to live.].
Azoic age (Geol.), the age preceding the existence of animal life, or anterior to the paleozoic tome. Azoic is also used as a noun, age being understood. See Archæan, and Eozoic.
Destitute of any vestige of organic life, or at least of animal life; anterior to the existence of animal life; formed when there was no animal life on the globe; as, the azoic. rocks. [1913 Webster]
inorganization, mineral world, mineral kingdom, unorganized matter, inorganic matter, brute matter, inanimate matter, mineralogy, geology, geognosy, geoscopy, metallurgy, metallography, lithology, oryctology, oryctography, inorganic, inanimate, inorganized, lithoidal, azoic