refugium

noun
re·​fu·​gi·​um | \ ri-ˈfyü-jē-əm How to pronounce refugium (audio) \
plural refugia\ ri-​ˈfyü-​jē-​ə How to pronounce refugia (audio) \

Definition of refugium

: an area of relatively unaltered climate that is inhabited by plants and animals during a period of continental climatic change (such as a glaciation) and remains as a center of relict forms from which a new dispersion and speciation may take place after climatic readjustment

First Known Use of refugium

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for refugium

New Latin, from Latin, refuge

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