[ UK /ɛkstˈɑːnt/ ]
[ US /ˈɛkstənt/ ]
  1. still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost
    extant manuscripts
    specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk
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How To Use extant In A Sentence

  • Experts agree that hippos belong to the mammalian order Artiodactyla, a group of even-toed, hoofed creatures whose extant representatives include camels, pigs and ruminants such as cows.
  • Extant birds are accomplished endotherms and many maintain the highest body temperatures.
  • Their tympanum is not homologous with the tympanum of mammals and saurians (extant diapsids) because it developed independently in all three groups.
  • Phylogenetic relationships of the five extant rhinoceros species (Rhinocerotidae, Perissodactyla) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b and 12S rRNA genes. Archive 2006-09-01
  • But to subsist in bones, and be but pyramidally extant, is a fallacy in duration. Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial
  • To measure latitude, Frémont had two sextants and a reflecting circle, essentially sophisticated protractors; they were used to measure the angle of the sun or the polestar above the horizon.
  • A limited number of documents from the period are still extant.
  • Most biologists are familiar with only a few of the approximately 40 extant animal phyla such as annelids, arthropods, molluscs, echinoderms and chordates.
  • Today, this circle of gloomy old trees is still extant. A Patchwork Garden: Unexpected Pleasures from a Country Garden
  • We propose that the ancestors of the four extant river dolphin taxa were inhabitants of Miocene epicontinental seas.
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