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[voo rm, woo rm, wurm; German vyrm]
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  1. the fourth stage of the glaciation of Eurasia during the Pleistocene.Compare Wisconsin(def 3).

Origin of Würm

< German (1909), after a river in Bavaria, joining the Starnberger See and the river Amper
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  1. the fourth and final Pleistocene glaciation in Alpine EuropeSee also Günz, Riss, Mindel

Word Origin

C20: named after the river Würm in Bavaria, Germany
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