Stephanian

adjective
Ste·​pha·​nian | \ stə̇ˈfānēən, -nyən \

Definition of Stephanian

: of or relating to a division of the Carboniferous

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History and Etymology for Stephanian

French stéphanien, from (Sanctus) Stephanus (Latin form of Saint-Étienne, city in central France where a carboniferous basin representing this division is found) + French -ien -ian

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“Stephanian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stephanian. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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