[ nee-uh-jeen ]
/ ˈni əˌdʒin /
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.
the Neogene Period or System.
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Examples from the Web for neogene
The deposits of the central, or Lycaonian, plateau consist of freshwater marls and limestones of late Tertiary or Neogene age.
British Dictionary definitions for neogene
/ (ˈniːəˌdʒiːn) /
of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs
the Neogene the Neogene period or system
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Scientific definitions for neogene
[ nē′ō-jēn′ ]
The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.
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