[ nee-uh-jeen ]

  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.

  1. the Neogene Period or System.

Origin of Neogene

1855–60; neo- + -gene (see -gen)

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British Dictionary definitions for Neogene


/ (ˈniːəˌdʒiːn) /

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

  1. the Neogene the Neogene period or system

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Scientific definitions for Neogene


[ ō-jēn′ ]

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

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