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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared
  • n. The first part of the Cenozoic era when modern flora and mammals appeared

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Examples

  • Mesozoic), and the TERTIARY, When the third group was subdivided into two systems, the term Tertiary was retained for the first system of the two, while the term QUATERNARY was used to designate the second.

    The Elements of Geology

  • And his hairy, lowbrowed forbears in Tertiary times can we see ourselves in them?

    In the Noon of Science

  • The name Tertiary was first given in about the middle of the 18th century, to a layer of sediments geologically younger than other deposits known as Primary and Secondary layers.

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  • Family-centered Care: Implementation in Tertiary Care Settings.

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  • When I was at Teachers’ College, I won the Poetry Prize for that particular year (my last in Tertiary Education) for the College Magazine.

    Take Back Your Poems « Write Anything

  • The oilthat Exxon found there is in a deeply buried layer of rock known as the Lower Tertiary, which is far from shore and requires large investments in pipelines and remote platforms.

    Exxon's Billion-Barrel Secret

  • Much is known about the remains of many kinds of men who lived in prehistoric times, but we need consider here only one form which lived long before the glacial period in the so-called Tertiary times.

    The Doctrine of Evolution Its Basis and Its Scope

  • Millions of years ago, in the period which geologists call Tertiary, the pressure under that part of the crust of the earth which now is

    The Book of the National Parks

  • Pleistocene or Quaternary; the rest are known as the Tertiary strata.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Upon these follow the so-called Tertiary formations, divided into three periods, all of which have received most characteristic names in this epoch of the world's history we see the first approach to a condition of things resembling that now prevailing, and Sir Charles

    Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20) Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky

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