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adjective Mio·cene \ˈmī-ə-ˌsēn\

Definition of MIOCENE

:  of, relating to, or being an epoch of the Tertiary between the Pliocene and the Oligocene or the corresponding series of rocks — see geologic time table
Miocene noun

Origin of MIOCENE

mio- (from Greek meiōn less) + -cene — more at meiosis
First Known Use: 1831


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