Definition of Interstadial

1. Adjective. (geology) Of or pertaining to a temporary period of thaw in the middle of an ice age. ¹



2. Noun. Such a period. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interstadial

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstadial

interspike
interspinal
interspinal line
interspinal muscles
interspinales muscles
interspinalis
interspinous
interspinous ligament
interspiration
interspirations
interspongioplastic substance
interstack
interstacked
interstacking
interstadial (current term)
interstadials
interstage
interstapedial
interstate
interstate-compact
interstate compact
interstates
interstation
interstellar
interstellar extinction
interstellar medium
interstellar space
interstellar spaces
interstellary

Literary usage of Interstadial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... contemporaneous with the Laugerie interstadial (the Wurm III/IV interstadial of some authors, 17000 to 15000 BC), and the Sahaba maxima with the Boiling ..."

2. Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece 1 by James Wiseman (2003)
"J These interstadial landscapes were more open than in OIS 5e, however, and semidesert plant communities were present even during warmer phases. ..."

3. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
"It was die beginning of the first warm interstadial of the last ice age. Climate and sea levels were close to diose that existed only ten thousand years ago ..."

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