Oligocene

Ol"i*go*cene

(?), a. [Oligo- + Gr. new, recent.] (Geol.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, certain strata which occupy an intermediate position between the Eocene and Miocene periods. -- n. The Oligocene period. See the Chart of Geology.
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Ol`i*go*chae"ta

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Ol`i*go*ch"ta

(?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'oli`gos little, pl., few + hair.] (Zol.) An order of Annelida which includes the earthworms and related species, including some small freshwater species.
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