interstade

[in-ter-steyd]

noun Geology.

a period of temporary retreat of ice during a glacial stage; a warming period.

Also in·ter·sta·di·al [in-ter-stey-dee-uh l] /ˌɪn tərˈsteɪ di əl/.

Origin of interstade

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