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rudiment

 [roo´dĭ-ment]
1. an organ or part having little or no function but which has functioned at an earlier stage in the same individual or in his ancestors.

ru·di·ment

(rū'di-ment),
1. An organ or structure that is incompletely developed.
2. The first indication of a structure in the course of ontogeny.
Synonym(s): rudimentum
[L. rudimentum, a beginning, fr. rudis, unformed]

rudiment

/ru·di·ment/ (roo´dĭ-ment)
1. a structure that has remained undeveloped, or one with little or no function at present but which was functionally developed earlier.

rudiment

(ro͞o′də-mənt)
n.
Biology An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.

ru′di·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

rudiment

[ro̅o̅′dimənt]
Etymology: L, rudimentum, beginning
an organ or tissue that is incompletely developed or nonfunctional. rudimentary, adj.

ru·di·ment

(rū'di-mĕnt)
1. An organ or structure that is incompletely developed.
2. The first indication of a structure in the course of ontogeny.
Synonym(s): rudimentum.
[L. rudimentum, a beginning, fr. rudis, unformed]

ru·di·ment

(rū'di-mĕnt)
Organ or structure that is incompletely developed.
[L. rudimentum, a beginning, fr. rudis, unformed]

rudiment

1. primordium.
2. an organ or part that has failed to realize its potential function.
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