vestigium

[ve-stij-ee-uh m]
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 of vestigium

  • Placed in the universe of things, we find in it the corporeal and temporal footprint (vestigium) leading into the way of God.