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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 couple opened Vestige six years ago in Perry's hometown after he worked seven years at Noja, a Mediterranean restaurant in Mobile.
Vestige is a farm-to-table restaurant, meaning every possible ingredient comes from local farms and growers.
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.
L: In the third movement, "Nocturne" there are almost vestiges of the "The First Noel."
Unless, of course, some vestige of decency, common sense and the human urge to protect children prevails.
It's a vestige of patrician politics, the old, elitist view that the great unwashed masses are not to be fully trusted.
A hot-runner valve-gate system was chosen to minimize gate vestige, according to Holmes.
A vestige of the more conventional plot exists in Marchand's discovery that one of his four "white" cousins is of mixed blood.
Studies show that the combination therapy cannot wipe out the last vestige of HIV in the body.
Readers are no doubt influenced by the reticular formation, an area of the brain that responds selectively to the new and exotic and is possibly a vestige of an ancient survival instinct.
The title poem reads, in part, "ce vestige de fillette noircit a la lueur dujour la poupee / s'endort ses membres recolles." Black is the second major color of these images, often presented as photographs (like those of Cindy Sherman, specified by the text) and frequently fragmented.
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.