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Neogene

[ nee-uh-jeen ]
/ ˈni əˌdʒin /
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adjective

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

the Neogene Period or System.

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Origin of Neogene

1855–60; neo- + -gene (see -gen)
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British Dictionary definitions for Neogene

Neogene
/ (ˈniːəˌdʒiːn) /

adjective

of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs

noun

the Neogene the Neogene period or system
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Scientific definitions for Neogene

Neogene
[ nēō-jēn′ ]

The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.
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