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Pleistocene

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adjective Pleis·to·cene \ˈplīs-tə-ˌsēn\

Definition of Pleistocene

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the earlier epoch of the Quaternary or the corresponding series of rocks — see geologic time table

Pleistocene

noun


Origin and Etymology of pleistocene

Greek pleistos most + International Scientific Vocabulary -cene; akin to Greek pleiōn more


First Known Use: 1839

Rhymes with pleistocene

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