adjective Mio·cene \ˈmī-ə-ˌsēn\

Definition of Miocene

  1. :  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



Origin and Etymology of miocene

mio- (from Greek meiōn less) + -cene — more at meiosis

First Known Use: 1831

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