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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.
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Origin of vestigium

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

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

    The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)

    Henry Osborn Taylor