atavistic definition

  • adjective:
    • of this recurrence of a trait reappearing after an absence of just one or higher generations because the possibility recombination of genes.
    • of recurrence of a trait reappearing after an absence of one or even more generations considering a chance recombination of genes.
    • of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.
    • of a throwback or exhibiting primitivism.
    • relating to earlier, much more ancient behavior that comes back after an absence.
    • associated with earlier, much more primitive behavior that returns after an absence.
    • displaying traits of a previous cultural period or of a previous ancestral type; displaying atavism.
    • showing characteristics of a previous social age or of a previous ancestral type; displaying atavism.
    • attribute of an atavist
    • feature of an atavist
  • others:
    • Pertaining to or characterized by atavism; atavic.
    • Pertaining to or described as atavism; atavic.

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