interstadial

noun
in·​ter·​sta·​di·​al | \ ˌin-tər-ˈstā-dē-əl How to pronounce interstadial (audio) \

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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“Interstadial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interstadial. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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