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interstadial

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noun in·ter·sta·di·al \ˌin-tər-ˈstā-dē-əl\

Definition of interstadial

  1. :  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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