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

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

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