interstadial

interstade

[in-ter-steyd]
noun Geology.
a period of temporary retreat of ice during a glacial stage; a warming period.
Also, interstadial [in-ter-stey-dee-uhl] .


Origin:
inter- + stade

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interstadial (ˌɪntəˈsteɪdɪəl)
 
adj, —n
another word for interglacial
 
[C20: from New Latin, from inter- + stadium stage]

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