Definition of Menapian in English:

Menapian

Line breaks: Me¦nap|ian
Pronunciation: /mɪˈnapɪən
 
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adjective

Geology
  • 1Relating to or denoting a Middle Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe, possibly corresponding to the Günz of the Alps.
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    • In the epochs before the Menapian, Elsterian, Saalian and Late Weichselian Glacials, there formed the permafrost zones, the depth of which could reach 450 m in the Estonian Monocline.
    • Based on the paleomagnetic and palynological examinations the glacial deposits in Koñczyce profile are older than 750 ka BP and are likely to correspond to the Menapian.
    • There is also a similarity to the majority of sponges in the Dutch / German border region that were deposited in glaciofluvial sediments during the Menapian.
  • 1.1 (as noun the Menapian) The Menapian glaciation or the system of deposits laid down during it.

Origin

1950s: from Latin Menapii, a people of northern Gaul in Roman times, + -ian.

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