vestigium

[ ve-stij-ee-uh m ]
/ vɛˈstɪdʒ i əm /
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noun, plural ves·tig·i·a [ve-stij-ee-uh] /vɛˈstɪdʒ i ə/. Anatomy.

a vestigial structure of any kind; vestige.

Nearby words

  1. vestibulotomy,
  2. vestibulum,
  3. vestige,
  4. vestigial,
  5. vestigial organ,
  6. vestimentiferan,
  7. vesting,
  8. vestmannaeyjar,
  9. vestment,
  10. vestmental

Origin of vestigium

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

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