Paleocene

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From paleo- +‎ -cene

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpeɪ.liː.əʊˈsiːn/

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Paleocene (not comparable)

  1. (geology) Of or pertaining to the Paleocene epoch.

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Paleocene (uncountable)

  1. (geology) A geologic epoch within the Paleogene period from about 65 to 56 million years ago; marked by the rise of the first large mammals in a tropical climate.

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Also designated by the symbol Pε.

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