Miocene

adjective

Mio·​cene ˈmī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce Miocene (audio)
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Miocene was in 1831

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“Miocene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miocene. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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Miocene

adjective
Mio·​cene ˈmī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce Miocene (audio)
: of, relating to, or being an epoch of the Tertiary period of geological history or the corresponding series of rocks see geological time
Miocene noun
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