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Topic: EARTH SCIENCES

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Greek
Origin: pleistos 'most' + kainos 'recent'

Pleistocene

adjective
     
Pleis‧to‧cene
HE belonging to the period in the Earth's history that started about two million years ago and ended about 10,000 years ago, when much of the Earth was covered with ice
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