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vestige

Biology an organ or part of an organism that is a small nonfunctioning remnant of a functional organ in an ancestor

vestige

[′ves·tij]
(biology)
A degenerate anatomical structure or organ that remains from one more fully developed and functional in an earlier phylogenetic form of the individual.
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Vestige is a farm-to-table restaurant, meaning every possible ingredient comes from local farms and growers.
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Obiang has been satisfied primarily with looting the nation's treasury and eradicating any vestige of democratic opposition through detention, violence, and assorted methods of intimidation.
The book leaves the reader without even a vestige of faith in the humanity of modern animal husbandry.
It's a vestige of patrician politics, the old, elitist view that the great unwashed masses are not to be fully trusted.
Further, TATA, without any vestige of doubt, constitutes a famous (or, in international parlance, well known) mark - a subject to which the Panel will return.
A vestige of the more conventional plot exists in Marchand's discovery that one of his four "white" cousins is of mixed blood.
Driving ever deeper into the realm of ideological insanity, oblivious to the carnage it wreaks, it crushes life from the unborn and eradicates the last, desperate vestige of humanity from society.
Martha Graham wrote in Blood Memory: "I don't demand, at the beginning [of training], any vestige of perfection.
The title poem reads, in part, "ce vestige de fillette noircit a la lueur dujour la poupee / s'endort ses membres recolles.
People on one side of the issue see the ancient Northwest forests as a rapidly diminishing vestige of America's native woodlands, a world-class temperate rainforest rich in plant and animal life that may soon vanish forever.