atavist definition

  • noun:
    • an inherited attribute emerging after absence from a few years.
    • In biology, a natural being which shows atavism.
    • an organism with the characteristics of a far more primitive types of that organism
    • an inherited feature emerging after lack from several generations.
    • In biology, a natural being which exhibits atavism.
    • an organism that has the traits of a far more primitive form of that organism

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