Miocene definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or of the geologic time, stone show, or sedimentary build up of 4th epoch of the Tertiary stage, described as the development of grasses and grazing mammals. See dining table at geologic time.
    • Of a geologic epoch inside the Neogene duration from about 23 to 5.3 million years ago; marked by the drift of continents for their present place.
    • Of or pertaining to the center division for the Tertiary.
  • noun:
    • The Miocene Epoch or its system of deposits.
    • In geology, the Miocene strata. In addition spelled Meiocene.
    • from 25 million to 13 million years back; look of grazing mammals
  • proper-noun:
    • The Miocene epoch.
  • others:
    • In geology, among Lyell's subdivisions for the Tertiary. See Tertiary.

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