Pleistocene Definition

plīstə-sēn
adjective
Designating or of the first geologic epoch of the Quaternary Period, characterized by a series of advancing and retreating continental glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere and the development of modern humans and toolmaking cultures.
Webster's New World
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noun
The Pleistocene Epoch.
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pronoun
(geology) The Pleistocene epoch.
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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Pleistocene

  • the Pleistocene

Origin of Pleistocene

  • Greek pleistos most pelə-1 in Indo-European roots –cene

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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