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Vestigial organ

vestigial organ

A rudimentary structure in humans corresponding to a functional structure or organ in the lower animals.


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Re: A little help

I tend to agree with you that vestigial structures should not have needed functions. However, I have read some material ... It seems to be somewhat confusing depending on where you read. As far as organs used by individuals? Not really, in regards to this area I was really talking ...

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by Grisner
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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A little help

in that case: 4) probably not, otherwise it would not be vestigial. Something may get smaller or something if that's sufficient, but used. However, it can get vestigial only if it's not used. IMHO 5) is there any organ in general, that is used only by individuals? six digits in humans (or ...

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by JackBean
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:33 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Which is a vestigial tooth

I agree wholeheartedly with Darby. If you use it, which we do, it's not vestigial. Here's our very own biology-online.org definition of vestigial: "refers to an organ or part (for example, the human appendix) which is greatly reduced from the original ...

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by AstusAleator
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Which is a vestigial tooth
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mammary gland of male in mammals

it is the clasic example of a vestigial organ in humans. It has a role in the lymphatic system, but it is a minor one

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by MrMistery
Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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mammary gland of male in mammals

... kown,appendix may be not necessary for human,but we still have it.is it vestigial organ?

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by antiroger
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mammary gland of male in mammals
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