interstadial


in·ter·sta·di·al

noun \ˌin-tər-ˈstā-dē-əl\

Definition of INTERSTADIAL

:  a subdivision within a glacial stage marking a temporary retreat of the ice

Origin of INTERSTADIAL

International Scientific Vocabulary inter- + New Latin stadium stage, phase, from Latin — more at stadium
First Known Use: 1914

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