interpluvial


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interpluvial

[‚in·tər′plü·vē·əl]
(geology)
Pertaining to an episode or period of geologic time that was dryer than the pluvial period occurring before or after it.
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In Lewis's novel, Father is the patriarch of a 'subhuman' Palaeolithic horde, except that its members have names like Ernest and Griselda and speak as though they were characters in an English drawing-room comedy: 'Looks like we may be in for an interpluvial after all'.
Le dernier interpluvial au Sahara central: Essai de chronologie palynologique et paleo-climatique.