[pohst-gley-shuh l]

adjective Geology.

after a given glacial epoch, especially the Pleistocene.

Origin of postglacial

First recorded in 1850–55; post- + glacial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for post-glacial



formed or occurring after a glacial period, esp after the Pleistocene epoch
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Word Origin and History for post-glacial

1855, from post- + glacial.

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post-glacial in Science



Relating to or occurring during the time following a glacial period.
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