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Meaning of VESTIGIAL

Pronunciation:  ve'stijeeul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (biology) not fully developed in mature animals; "rudimentary wings"
 

VESTIGIAL is a 9 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: rudimentary, undeveloped
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ves*tig"i*al\, a.
Of or pertaining to a vestige or remnant; like a vestige.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Refers to an organ or part (e.g., the human appendix) which is greatly reduced from the original ancestral form and is no longer functional.
 

 

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