critically endangered

[ krit-i-klee en-deyn-jerd ]

adjectiveBiology, Ecology.
  1. (of a threatened species) having the highest risk of extinction, as categorized by the IUCN Red List: The list of critically endangered frog species is alarmingly long.Abbreviation: CR

Origin of critically endangered

1
First recorded in 1945–50

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