Meaning of Pliocene
Pronunciation: (plī'u-sēn"), [key]
— Geol. Geol.
- noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from 10 to 2 million years ago, and characterized by increased size and numbers of mammals, by the growth of mountains, and by global climatic cooling. See table under
- the Pliocene Epoch or Series.
- pliocene (Thesaurus)