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rudimentary

 [roo″dĭ-men´tar-e]
1. imperfectly developed.
2. vestigial.

ru·di·men·ta·ry

(rū'di-men'tă-rē),
Relating to a rudiment.
Synonym(s): abortive (2)

rudimentary

/ru·di·men·ta·ry/ (roo″dĭ-men´tah-re)
1. imperfectly developed.
2. vestigial.

rudimentary

(ro͞o′də-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē)
adj.
Biology Imperfectly or incompletely developed: a mutant mouse with rudimentary claws.

ru′di·men·tar′i·ly (-târ′ə-lē) adv.
ru′di·men′ta·ri·ness n.

rudimentary

[ro̅o̅′dimen′tərē]
Etymology: L, rudimentum, beginning
pertaining to something either vestigial or embryonic; undeveloped.

ru·di·men·tar·y

(rū'di-men'tăr-ē)
Relating to a rudiment.
Synonym(s): abortive (2) .

rudimentary

at an early stage of development.

ru·di·men·tar·y

(rū'di-men'tăr-ē)
Relating to a rudiment.
Synonym(s): abortive (2) .

rudimentary,

adj pertaining to something either vestigial or embryonic.

rudimentary

1. imperfectly developed.
2. vestigial.
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