- 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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- another word for interglacial
C20: from New Latin, from inter- + stadium stage