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

Examples of interstadial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the more likely explanation, says Dalen, is that the massive change in climate during the Bølling–Allerød interstadial drove the rhino into oblivion. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Aug. 2020 This event, called the Bølling-Allerød interstadial, happened between 12,890 and 14,690 years ago. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Aug. 2020

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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 27 Jul. 2021.

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