interglacial
noun Date: 1867 a warm period between glacial epochs • interglacial adjective

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  • interglacial — 1867, from German, coined 1865 by Swiss naturalist Oswald Heer (1809 1883); see INTER (Cf. inter ) + GLACIAL (Cf. glacial) …   Etymology dictionary

  • interglacial — adj. 2 g. Que medeia entre dois períodos glaciais.   ‣ Etimologia: inter + glacial …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • interglacial — [in΄tərglā′shəl] adj. formed or occurring between two glacial epochs …   English World dictionary

  • Interglacial — An interglacial is a geological interval of warmer global average temperature that separates glacial periods within an ice age. The current Holocene interglacial has persisted since the Pleistocene, about 11,400 years ago.Interglacials during the …   Wikipedia

  • Interglacial — Un interglaciar es un intervalo climático en el que se produce un atemperamiento global del clima y que generalmente separa dos periodos glaciares o glaciaciones. A lo largo del Cuaternario se han sucedido alternativamente peridos glaciares e… …   Wikipedia Español

  • interglacial — in•ter•gla•cial [[t]ˌɪn tərˈgleɪ ʃəl[/t]] adj. 1) gel occurring or formed between times of glacial action 2) gel an interglacial period • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • interglacial — tarpledynmetis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Laikotarpis, skiriantis šaltas kvartero ledynines epochas. Klimatas buvo šiltas arba vidutinis, ledyninė danga vidutinėse platumose sumažėdavo arba ledynai visai ištirpdavo.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • interglacial — a period during an ice age when glaciers retreated because of milder temperatures …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • interglacial — /in teuhr glay sheuhl/, adj. Geol. occurring or formed between times of glacial action. [1865 70; INTER + GLACIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • interglacial — 1. adjective Occurring between ice ages. 2. noun The relatively warm period between ice ages …   Wiktionary

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