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English definition of “vestigial”

vestigial

adjective     /vesˈtɪdʒ.i.əl/
[before noun] being a small remaining part or amount Staying and remainingWaiting specialized medical describes something, especially a part of the body , that has not developed completely , or has stopped being used and has almost disappeared : a vestigial organ / limb / tail Of little or less importance vestigially     /-i/ adverb Of little or less importance
(Definition of vestigial adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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