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rudimentary

 [roo″dĭ-men´tar-e]
1. imperfectly developed.
2. vestigial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ru·di·men·ta·ry

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

(rū'di-men'tăr-ē)
Relating to a rudiment.
Synonym(s): abortive (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

rudimentary

at an early stage of development.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ru·di·men·tar·y

(rū'di-men'tăr-ē)
Relating to a rudiment.
Synonym(s): abortive (2) .
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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