Definition of Günz in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡʊnts/


[usually as modifier] Geology
1A Middle Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps, preceding the Mindel and possibly corresponding to the Menapian of northern Europe.
1.1The system of deposits laid down during the Günz.
Example sentences
  • Of the four main European glacial phases (Günz, Mindel, Riss, Würm), the last three can be recognized in Britain (Anglian, Wolstonian, Devensian).


Early 20th century: named after a river near the Alps in southern Germany.

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