Interglacial phase

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Term: Interglacial phase
Definition: Generally, an interval of geologic time that was marked by a major poleward retreat of ice. This may be applied to an entire interval between ice ages or (rarely) to the individual "stages" that make up an interglacial period.
Created 2022.03.08
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