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ves·tig·i·al

 (vĕ-stĭj′ē-əl, -stĭj′əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or constituting a vestige.
2. Biology Occurring or persisting as a rudimentary or degenerate structure.

ves·tig′i·al·ly adv.
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vestigial

(vɛˈstɪdʒɪəl)
adj
1. of, relating to, or being a vestige
2. (Biology) (of certain organs or parts of organisms) having attained a simple structure and reduced size and function during the evolution of the species: the vestigial pelvic girdle of a snake.
vesˈtigially adv
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ves·tig·i·al

(vĕ-stĭj′ē-əl)
Relating to a body part that has become small and lost its use because of evolutionary change. Whales, for example, have small bones located in the muscles of their body walls that are vestigial bones of hips and hind limbs.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vestigial - not fully developed in mature animals; "rudimentary wings"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
undeveloped - not developed; "courses in interior design were rare and undeveloped"; "undeveloped social awareness"
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vestigial

adjective
1. rudimentary, undeveloped, incomplete, imperfect, non-functional The grass snake has vestigial limbs.
rudimentary developed, complete, perfect, useful, practical, functional
2. surviving, lasting, remaining, enduring, persisting, lingering, abiding, residual, leftover vestigial remains of this ancient custom
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Translations

vestigial

[vesˈtɪdʒɪəl] ADJvestigial (Bio) → rudimentario
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vestigial

adjspurenhaft; moustache, growthspärlich; (Anat) → rudimentär; the vestigial remains of the old city wallsdie Spuren or die rudimentären Reste der alten Stadtmauer; the vestigial remains of a customdie letzten Reste eines Brauches; the vestigial remains of my interest in artdie kümmerlichen Reste meines Interesses für Kunst
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vestigial

[vɛˈstɪdʒɪəl] adj
a. (Bio) (organ) → vestigiale, rudimentale
b. (frm) (remaining) vestigial traces oftracce residue di
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ves·tig·i·al

a. vestigial.
1. rel. a vestigio;
2. rudimentario-a, imperfecto-a.
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