Definition of Mindel in English:

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Mindel

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnd(ə)l/

noun

[usually as modifier] Geology
1A Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps preceding the Riss, possibly corresponding to the Elsterian of northern Europe.
1.1The system of deposits laid down at the time of the Mindel glaciation.
Example sentences
  • The Mindel is a major division of Pleistocene time and deposits in the Alpine region of Europe.

Origin

Early 20th century: from the name of a river in southern Germany.

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