impoverished

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impoverished

adjective

Definition of IMPOVERISHED

of a fauna or flora
:  represented by few species or individuals

Examples of IMPOVERISHED

  1. <the widespread hope that the lottery's record-setting jackpot is won by an impoverished family>
  2. <an impoverished field that over the years had been overgrazed>

First Known Use of IMPOVERISHED

1862

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

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