Neogene

adjective
Neo·​gene | \ ˈnē-ə-ˌjēn How to pronounce Neogene (audio) \

Definition of Neogene

: of, relating to, or being the later portion of the Tertiary including the Miocene and Pliocene or the corresponding system of rocks

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Neogene noun

First Known Use of Neogene

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Neogene

borrowed from German Neogen, from neo- neo- + -gen -gene

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“Neogene.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neogene. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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