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The most recent eon of geological time, represented by rock strata containing clearly recognizable fossils. It comprises the Palaeozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic eras and has extended for about 542 million years from the beginning of the Cambrian period. Compare Proterozoic.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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