vestigial

US [vesˈtɪdʒiəl]
UK [ves'tɪdʒiəl]
  • adj.残留的;残余的;退化的
  • Web发育不全的;遗迹的;残翅
vestigial
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残留的;残余的;退化的remaining as the last small part of sth that used to exist
vestigial traces of an earlier culture
早期文化的遗迹
It is often possible to see the vestigial remains of rear limbs on some snakes.
在某些蛇身上常可看到退化后肢的痕迹。

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