[sometimesm-] designating or of the first geologic epoch of the Neogene, characterized by the joining of what are now Africa, Arabia, and Eurasia and the development of manlike apes
Origin of Miocenefrom Classical Greek mei?n, less (see minor) + -cene
the Miocene Epoch or its rocks
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 23 to 5.3 million years ago, the fourth epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by the spread of grasses and grazing mammals. geologic time
The Miocene Epoch.
Origin of MioceneGreek meiōn less ; see mei-2 in Indo-European roots. -cene
(comparative more Miocene, superlative most Miocene)
- (geology) The Miocene epoch.
From Ancient Greek Î¼ÎµÎ¯Ï‰Î½ (meiÅn, “less") + ÎºÎ±Î¹Î½ÏŒÏ‚ (kainos, “new").