Synonyms for VESTIGIAL

Usage Examples for VESTIGIAL

  1. These are as yet but vestigial stigmata. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
  2. Whatever view we take of the origin of man, each organ in his frame must have a meaning; and, as these organs are vestigial and useless even in the lowest tribes of men, who represent primitive man, they must be vestiges of organs that were of use in a remote pre- human ancestor. - "The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
  3. The one fact that the ape has the same vestigial organs as man would, on a scientific standard of evidence, prove the common descent of the two. - "The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
  4. Or, on the other hand, may not such faculty be regarded not as vestigial, but as rudimentary? - "Occultism and Common-Sense" by Beckles Willson
  5. Before dawn Nalik'ideyu returned, carrying with her a bird- or at least birds must have been somewhere in the creature's ancestry, but the present representative of its kind had only vestigial remnants of wings, its trailing feet and legs well developed and far more powerful. - "The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton