Definition of Pliocene

1. Noun. From 13 million to 2 million years ago; growth of mountains; cooling of climate; more and larger mammals.

Exact synonyms: Pliocene Epoch
Group relationships: Tertiary, Tertiary Period
Generic synonyms: Epoch



Definition of Pliocene

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or characterizing, the most recent division of the Tertiary age.

2. n. The Pliocene period or deposits.

Definition of Pliocene

1. Adjective. (geology) Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 5.3 to 1.7 million years ago; marked by the appearance of man's first ancestors. ¹

2. Proper noun. (geology) The Pliocene epoch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pliocene

1. of or pertaining to a certain geologic time period [adj]

Medical Definition of Pliocene

1. Of, pertaining to, or characterising, the most recent division of the Tertiary age. Origin: Gr. More + new, recent. The Pliocene period or deposits. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pliocene

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1. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"Recent and Post-pliocene periods — Terms defined — Formations of the Recent period—Modern littoral deposits containing works of art near Naples — Danish ..."

2. The Geographical Distribution of Animals: With a Study of the Relations of by Alfred Russel Wallace (1876)
"Among the Bovidae, the antelopes, ox, and bison, are the only forms represented here, as in the Post-Pliocene period. Passing on to the Proboscidea, ..."

3. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"As a whole, the marine Pliocene deposits of Europe, local in extent and variable ... In a few localities, fluviatile and lacustrine deposits of the Pliocene ..."

4. Annual Report by Florida Geological Survey (1909)
"Pliocene. CALOOSAHATCHEE MARL. The existence of Pliocene beds in Florida was recognized as early as 1885, but the first published account is found in ..."

5. A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"Recent and Post-pliocene periods—Terms defined — Formations of the Recent period—Modern littoral deposits containing works of art near Naples—Danish peat ..."

6. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1866)
"Recent and Post-pliocene periods—Terms denned—Formations of th« Recent period—Modern littoral deposits containing works of art near Naples—Danish peat and ..."

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