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vestigium

[ve-stij-ee-uh m]
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noun, plural ves·tig·i·a [ve-stij-ee-uh] /vɛˈstɪdʒ i ə/. Anatomy.
  1. a vestigial structure of any kind; vestige.

Origin of vestigium

First recorded in 1630–40, vestigium is from the Latin word vestīgium footprint, trace
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Historical Examples

  • "You must have overlooked some vestigia," said the professor quietly.

    The Flying Death

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • Vestigia nulla retrorsum is as well known to Bushmen as to Latinists.

  • Vestigia nulla refrorsum is the motto of woman to-day, and has been from the early part of the nineteenth century.

    Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)

    Burleigh James Bartlett

  • Once enter the room enchanted by this snow-chad rose, and—Vestigia nulla retrorsum.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade

  • In truth, the county for miles round bore the vestigia of those old Caxtons; their handwriting was on many a broken wall.

    The Caxtons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton