Ex"tant (?), a. [L. extans, -antis, or exstans, -antis, p.pr. of extare, exstare, to stand out or forth; ex out + stare to stand: cf. F. extant. See Stand.]
Standing out or above any surface; protruded.
That part of the teeth which is extant above the gums.
A body partly immersed in a fluid and partly extant.
Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.
Writings that were extant at that time.
Sir M. Hale.
The extant portraits of this great man.
Publicly known; conspicuous.
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