Paleocene
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1877 of, relating to, or being the earliest epoch of the Tertiary or the corresponding series of rocks — see geologic time table • Paleocene noun

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  • PALÉOCÈNE — Le Paléocène (des mots grecs palaios , ancien, et kainos , récent), première des trois époques du Paléogène ou Nummulitique, a été défini dans le bassin de Paris par W. G. Schimper (1874) pour représenter la première période du Cénozoïque.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Paleocene — Paléocène ère Cénozoïque Néogène Holocène Pléistocène Pliocène Miocène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paleocene — [pā′lē ə sēn΄] adj. [ PALEO + CENE] [sometimes p ] designating or of the first geologic epoch of the Paleogene, characterized by lower sea levels, the development of modern mountain ranges, and the development of flowering plants, birds, and… …   English World dictionary

  • Paleocene — geological epoch preceding the Eocene, 1877, from Fr. paléocène (Schimpter, 1874), coined from PALEO (Cf. paleo ) + Gk. kainos new (see RECENT (Cf. recent)). It is, thus, the old new age …   Etymology dictionary

  • Paleocene — The Paleocene or Palaeocene, early dawn of the recent is a geologic epoch that lasted from 65.5 ± 0.3 Ma to 55.8 ± 0.2 Ma (million years ago). It is the first epoch of the Palaeogene Period in the modern Cenozoic era. As with most other older… …   Wikipedia

  • Paléocène — ère Cénozoïque Néogène Holocène Pléistocène Pliocène Miocène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Paleocene — /pay lee euh seen / or, esp. Brit., /pal ee /, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, from 65 to 55 million years ago, and characterized by a proliferation of mammals. See table under geologic time. n. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • Paleocene — 1. adjective /ˌpeɪ.liː.əʊˈsiːn/ Of or pertaining to 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. 2. noun /ˌpeɪ.liː.əʊˈsiːn/ The Paleocene… …   Wiktionary

  • paleocene — pa·le·o·cè·ne s.m. TS geol. spec. con iniz. maiusc., il periodo più antico del Cenozoico {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1931. ETIMO: comp. di paleo e cene, cfr. fr. paléocène …   Dizionario italiano

  • Paleocene — Pa•le•o•cene [[t]ˈpeɪ li əˌsin[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈpæl i [/t]] adj. 1) gel noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, from 65 million to 55 million years ago, a time of mammalian proliferation 2) gel the Paleocene Epoch or Series • …   From formal English to slang

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