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

Definition of Miocene

: 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

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Miocene noun

First Known Use of Miocene

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Miocene

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

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“Miocene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Miocene?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=miocen01. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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