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Meaning of Oligocene

Ol•i•go•cene

Pronunciation: (ol'i-gō-sēn"), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
—adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from 40 to 25 million years ago. See table under
—n.
  1. the Oligocene Epoch or Series.
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