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Vestige

vestige

A trace or a rudimentary structure; the degenerated remains of any structure which occurs as an entity in the embryo or foetus.

Synonym: vestigium.

Origin: L. Vestigium


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what about gills?

... know, I was just waking up and that's totally anecdotal and possibly psychosomatic, but it made me wonder if possibly there was some super ancient vestige of gills that retained this voluntary and involuntary movement along with a slight neurological instinct for breathing even. Or is this just ...

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by notRoman
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:20 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what about gills?
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