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Neogene

adjective Neo·gene \ˈnē-ə-ˌjēn\

Definition of NEOGENE

:  of, relating to, or being the later portion of the Tertiary including the Miocene and Pliocene or the corresponding system of rocks
Neogene noun

Origin of NEOGENE

International Scientific Vocabulary ne- + -gene (from Greek -genēs born) — more at -gen
First Known Use: 1859

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