Neogene

Neogene

[nee-uh-jeen] Geology.
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:
1855–60; neo- + -gene (see -gen)

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Neogene (ˈniːəˌdʒiːn)
 
adj
1.  of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs
 
n
2.  the Neogene the Neogene period or system

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Neogene   (nē'ō-jēn')  Pronunciation Key 
The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.
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