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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.

relict

see RELIC.
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We hypothesize that the recent disjunct range is a relict of a wider glacial distribution.
By the 2020s, the gas cycling will have touched most of the relict and residual oil.
Relict olivine grains embedded in a medium-fine-grained mesh of serpentine, c) XPL, d) PPL; (e).
groen-landica may also represent isolated relict populations, but further evidence is needed.
Table 1 Spatial distribution of Conepatus chinga dens (n = 199) within the home ranges of 7 radiotagged animals in a grassland relict of central Argentina.
A relict is like you, Uncle Ed, a remnant of an otherwise extinct organism," Keith says.
Microhabitat use by scorpions in a tropical dry forest relict of the Colombian Caribbean
This species should be looked for in other Alabama counties with relict stands of Atlantic white cedar.
THE doughty and many-talented Clarissa Dickson Wright, that large cook now the relict of BBC's Two Fat Ladies, has never struck me as a retiring woman.
He now edits an on-line refereed journal, The Relict Hominoid Inquiry (www.
Moreover, the additional and substantial production of captive-reared parrots in Rio Abajo has been instrumental in making possible not only releases of parrots to augment the relict wild population in El Yunque, but also the successful establishment of a second wild population of parrots within the Rio Abajo Forest in 2006.