Vestigial

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Pronunciation

Definition

: the last small part that remains of something that existed before

: the smallest possible amount of something

Full Definition of VESTIGE

  1. a (1) :  a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost (2) :  the smallest quantity or trace
    b :  footprint 1
  2. a bodily part or organ that is small and degenerate or imperfectly developed in comparison to one more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in closely related forms

— ves·ti·gial adjective

— ves·ti·gial·ly adverb

Examples of VESTIGE

  • a few strange words carved on a tree were the only vestige of the lost colony of Roanoke
  • the fossilized vestige of a dinosaur that traversed that muddy landscape millions of years ago

Origin of VESTIGE

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin vestigium footstep, footprint, track, vestige

First Known Use: 15th century

Related to VESTIGE

Synonyms
echo, ghost, relic, shadow, trace

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