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Paleogene

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adjective Pa·leo·gene \ˈpā-lē-ə-ˌjēn, especially British ˈpa-\

Definition of Paleogene

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the earlier part of the Tertiary including the Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene or the corresponding series of rocks

Paleogene noun


Origin of paleogene

German Paläogen, from palä- pale- + -gen (from Greek -genēs born) — more at -gen


First Known Use: 1882


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