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Neogene

[nee-uh-jeen] /ˈni əˌdʒin/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to an interval of time corresponding to the Miocene and Pliocene epochs and accorded the status of a period when the Tertiary is considered an era.
Compare Paleogene.
noun
2.
the Neogene Period or System.
Also, Neocene.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; neo- + -gene (see -gen)
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Neogene

/ˈniːəˌdʒiːn/
adjective
1.
of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs
noun
2.
the Neogene, the Neogene period or system
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Neogene
  (nē'ō-jēn')   
The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.
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