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relict

(rĕl′ĭkt, rĭ-lĭkt′)
n.
1. Ecology A species that inhabits a much smaller geographic area than it did in the past, often because of environmental change.
2. Something that has survived; a remnant.
3. Law A widow or widower.
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relict

see RELIC.
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