Pronunciation: (nē'u-jēn"), [key] Geol.
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. Paleogene.
the Neogene Period or System. Also,Neocene.
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