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Oligocene

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adjective Ol·i·go·cene \ˈä-li-gō-ˌsēn, ˈō-; ə-ˈli-gə-\

Definition of Oligocene

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an epoch of the Tertiary between the Eocene and Miocene or the corresponding series of rocks — see geologic time table

Oligocene noun


Origin of oligocene

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1859


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