noun sub·age

Definition of subage

  1. :  a distinguishable subdivision of a geologic age usually characterized by the occurrence of some specific phenomenon (such as a deposition of loess or a glacial recession)

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Origin and Etymology of subage

sub- + age

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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