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1. relict

noun. an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated.

Synonyms

  • being

Antonyms

  • rear
  • eukaryote

Etymology

  • relictus (Latin)

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2. relict

noun. geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared.

Synonyms

  • formation

Antonyms

  • natural elevation
  • finish

Etymology

  • relictus (Latin)

Sentences with relict


1. Adjective
The last, relict population of woolly mammoths on Arctic Russia's Wrangel Island exited the earthly stage some 4,000 years ago, while elephants still lumber across Asia and Africa.

2. Noun, singular or mass
From 1985 to 1987, the toad was feared extinct, until a small relict population was discovered.

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