Meaning of Neogene

Ne•o•gene

Pronunciation: (nē'u-jēn"), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
—adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to an interval of time corresponding to the Miocene and Pliocene epochs and accorded the status of a period when the Tertiary is considered an era. Cf.
—n.
  1. the Neogene Period or System.
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