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- adjective Of, relating to, or being the most recent of the three eras of the Proterozoic Eon, from approximately 1.0 billion to 542 million years ago, marked by the formation of extensive glaciers reaching as far south as the equator and the first appearance of multicellular life.
- noun The Neoproterozoic Era.
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- adjective geology Of a
geologic erawithin the Proterozoic eon; comprises the Tonian, Cryogenianand Ediacaran periodsfrom about 1000 to 544 million years ago, when algaeand spongesflourished.
- proper noun geology The Neoproterozoic era.
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