vestigial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vestige +‎ -ial

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: vĕ-stĭjʹĭ-əl, vĕ-stĭjʹəl, IPA(key): /vɛˈstɪd͡ʒɪəl/, /vɛˈstɪd͡ʒəl/
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Adjective[edit]

vestigial (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to a vestige or remnant; like a trace from the past.
  2. Not fully developed in mature animals.

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Noun[edit]

vestigial (plural vestigials)

  1. (biology) A small, degenerate, or imperfectly developed part or organ which has been more fully developed in some past generation.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vestigial (feminine vestigiale, masculine plural vestigiaux, feminine plural vestigiales)

  1. vestigial

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ves.t͡ʃi.ʒiˈaw/ [ves.t͡ʃi.ʒɪˈaʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /ves.t͡ʃiˈʒjaw/ [ves.t͡ʃiˈʒjaʊ̯]
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /veʃ.t͡ʃi.ʒiˈaw/ [veʃ.t͡ʃi.ʒɪˈaʊ̯], (faster pronunciation) /veʃ.t͡ʃiˈʒjaw/ [veʃ.t͡ʃiˈʒjaʊ̯]

  • Rhymes: -al, -aw
  • Hyphenation: ves‧ti‧gi‧al

Adjective[edit]

vestigial m or f (plural vestigiais)

  1. vestigial

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vestigial (plural vestigiales)

  1. vestigial

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