interglacial

[in-ter-gley-shuhl]
adjective Geology.
occurring or formed between times of glacial action.

Origin:
1865–70; inter- + glacial

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interglacial (ˌɪntəˈɡleɪsɪəl, -ʃəl)
 
adj
1.  occurring or formed between periods of glacial action
 
n
2.  a period of comparatively warm climate between two glaciations, esp of the Pleistocene epoch

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interglacial   (ĭn'tər-glā'shəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Adjective   Occurring between glacial epochs.

Noun   A comparatively short period of warmth during an overall period of glaciation. Interglacials are characterized both by the melting of ice and by a change in vegetation.
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Example sentences
It appears that they lived there during a warm interglacial period where the
  weather was slightly more hospitable.
We are, after all, in an interglacial period of an ice age.
Perhaps the climate sensitivity during a glacial period is less than during
  interglacial or warm periods.
We are living near the end of a interglacial period.
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