Oligocene

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From oligo- +‎ -cene

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Oligocene ‎(comparative more Oligocene, superlative most Oligocene)

  1. (geology) Of a geologic epoch within the Paleogene period from about 34 to 23 million years ago; marked by the rapid evolution in a warm climate.

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Oligocene

  1. (geology) The Oligocene epoch.

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