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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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Chef Alex Perry, owner of the Modern American restaurant Vestige in Ocean Springs, was shocked to learn he was chosen as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef in the South.
These "molecular vestiges" suggest that the testicular descent process took place in the ancestor and was subsequently lost in African mammals.
I think that even the last vestiges of trust are disappearing.
L'explosion a provoque un mouvement de panique aux abords de ce vestige, frequente par de nombreux touristes, selon la chaine d'information CNN-TE-rk.
Vestiges 1991-2016 displays photographs from archaeological sites and monuments of Cyprus which Koudelka recently visited and photographed.
RAJASTHANGovernor Margaret Alva has launched a campaign against dress codes in university convocations and Indian courts by calling them colonial vestiges.
La Foret petrifiee represente les vestiges d'une foret qui avait pousse il y a 35 millions d'annees pendant la periode la plus humide en Eegypte.
In statement issued today, the Occupied Palestine and Arab Territories Department at the Arab League slammed the step as part of dangerous Israeli provocations and flagrant desecrations of others' religious vestiges and shrines.
"We are keen on renovating Muharraq and preserving the spirit of the past and historical and heritage vestiges," said the Premier.
Highlights include Lang's emotionally resonant, architecturally rich To Familiar Spaces in Dream and Connor's seemingly prophetic Vestiges, exploring the aftermath of destruction--though it was created a year before 9/11.
EASY to understand Hibs fans' emotions at seeing the last vestiges of a bygone Easter Road era disappear under the bulldozers last week.
Lack of guts is what prevents Netanyahu from withstanding pressures and leads to him losing self respect and the last vestiges of shame.]]>