-cene

-cene

suff.
Recent. Used in names of geological periods: Oligocene.

[From Greek kainos, new; see ken- in Indo-European roots.]

-cene

adj combining form, n combining form
(Geological Science) denoting a recent geological period: Miocene.
[from Greek kainos new]

-cene

a combining form used in the names of the geologic epochs that comprise the Cenozoic era: Pleistocene.
[< Greek koinós new, recent; compare Cenozoic]