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1. A geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared.
2. An organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment which has changed considerably from that in which it originated.
3. A species of organism surviving long after the extinction of a related species, or a once widespread natural population, surviving only in isolated localities because of environmental changes.
4. Etymology: from Middle Latin relicta, "widow"; a noun use of the feminine form of relictus, "abandoned, left behind"; which came from Latin relinquere, "to leave behind".
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relict soil
Soil formed on a pre-existing landscape but which was not subsequently buried under younger sediments.

It should be taken into account that relict soils may represent a wide range of time periods.

This entry is located in the following units: linqu-, lict- (page 1) soil- + (page 1)