interstadial

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

Definition of interstadial 

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

First Known Use of interstadial

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for interstadial

International Scientific Vocabulary inter- + New Latin stadium stage, phase, from Latin — more at stadium

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