Pa•le•o•cenePronunciation: (pā'lē-u-sēn" or, esp. Brit., pal'ē-), [key] Geol.
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.
the Paleocene Epoch or Series.
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