relictual

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From relict +‎ -ual.

Adjective[edit]

relictual (comparative more relictual, superlative most relictual)

  1. Of or pertaining to a relict.
    Climatic warming during the past 10,000 years led to the extirpation of most low-elevation pika populations, producing the modern-day relictual distribution of the species. [1]

Synonyms[edit]

remnant, surviving

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