Extinction

Association:

No longer exists.

Question:

Which part of me has been extinguished?

Explanation & Definition:

Short explanation
The state or process of a species, family, or larger group being or becoming extinct.

Complete definition
In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the species, although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point. Because a species’ potential range may be very large, determining this moment is difficult, and is usually done retrospectively. This difficulty leads to phenomena such as Lazarus taxa, where a species presumed extinct abruptly “re-appears” (typically in the fossil record) after a period of apparent absence.

Synonyms of extinction
noun: defunctness; related terms: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, death, natural action, natural process, action, activity.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *