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ves·tig·i·al

(ves-tij'ē-ăl),
Relating to a vestige.

vestigial

(vĕ-stĭj′ē-əl, -stĭj′əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or constituting a vestige.
2. Biology Occurring or persisting as a rudimentary or degenerate structure.

ves·tig′i·al·ly adv.

ves·tig·i·al

(ves-tij'ē-ăl)
Relating to a vestige.

vestigial

Pertaining to a VESTIGE.
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