Pleistocene

adjective
Pleis·​to·​cene | \ ˈplī-stə-ˌsēn How to pronounce Pleistocene (audio) \

Definition of Pleistocene

: of, relating to, or being the earlier epoch of the Quaternary or the corresponding series of rocks — see Geologic Time Table

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Pleistocene noun

First Known Use of Pleistocene

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pleistocene

Greek pleistos most + International Scientific Vocabulary -cene; akin to Greek pleiōn more

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“Pleistocene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pleistocene. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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