Meaning of Permian

Per•mi•an

Pronunciation: (pûr'mē-un), [key]
— adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era occurring from about 280 to 230 million years ago and characterized by a profusion of amphibian species. See table under
—n.
  1. the Permian Period or System.
  2. Permic.
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