Relict

(redirected from Relictual)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

RELICT. A widow; as A B, relict of C D.

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Envirenmental units were: Helianthus annus /weeds, agroproductive and relictual. A floristic list for the environments mentioned above was compiled and analogue to its pollen types list (Table 1).
The smoketree is a rare endemic tree with a relictual distribution comprising three localized populations: (1) on the Ozark Plateau in Arkansas and Missouri with a few scattered stations in eastern Oklahoma, (2) from the southern Cumberland Plateau in northeastern Alabama and adjacent Tennessee and Georgia, and (3) on the Edward's Plateau of south-central Texas (Little 1977; Davis & Graves 2016).
The primary conservation concern raised by these observations is that the polar bear population as a whole would be subsumed by male-mediated gene flow from grizzly bears, as has been posited to have happened to a relictual polar bear population in the islands of southeastern Alaska at the end of the Pleistocene (Cahill et al., 2013).
In a context of rapid retraction, the persistence of relictual isolated populations is nonetheless possible.
The stand of trees, disconnected from surface flows, becomes a relictual population unlikely to be replaced through natural processes.
Batrachoseps relictus (Relictual Slender Salamanders) were reported on a beach in California (Moss Landing, Monterey County) under driftwood near the tide line (Licht and others 1975; B Bury, pers.