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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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The detailed look of Vestige transcends to the bath with a number of bathroom faucet options, as well as Roman tub, shower applications and coordinating bathroom accessories.
The gate vestige could not extend above the top surface, because a specific volume of hydraulic fluid has to be maintained within the ABS cylinder, and this is partly controlled by the height of the piston.
After the fire imagery of her first volume, Exercices d'incendie (1994), Sandra Moussempes turns her attention to water: seas, wells, rivers, and bathtubs in Vestiges de fillette.
Our forensic analysts needed to have the ability to work on several cases in parallel as well as spread their workloads of large cases across multiple workstations," said Greg Kelley, chief technology officer, Vestige.
Standard single-drop nozzles in three styles: Type-1 nozzles used where gate vestige is critical to appearance, or to minimize stringing or drooling; Type-2 nozzles for viscous materials when gate vestige is not critical, or when gating into a runner; and Type-3 valve gate nozzles for highly cosmetic gates, or when higher flow rates are needed.
Each Pearl is in fact a composite of seemingly random color gestures, all more or less integrated around a central division, or vestige of structure.
He reflects that the last vestige of chaos will be abolished on the last day: "I saw a new heaven and a new earth .
This cold runner system provides valve gating for clean shutoffs with no spree or vestige left on the part, according to the manufacturer.
In their relentless campaign to eliminate any vestige of Christianity in this country, secularists and humanists are now targeting Christianity's most popular feast.
Repeated digging with religious zeal is required in order to extirpate every last vestige of its roots.
Patented bi-metallic nozzles allows the processing of critical materials with thermal gating featuring imperceptible gate vestige and minimum heat transfer to the part cavity thereby increasing cycle times.
A token gesture to the massive walls of the Temple in Jerusalem, of which the Western Wall is the last vestige, appears on the entrance steps of Akiba Academy kindergarten, Los Angeles.