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One entry found for vestige.
Main Entry: ves·tige
Pronunciation: primarystressves-tij
Function: noun
Etymology: from French vestige "sign of something vanished or lost," from Latin vestigium "footprint" --related to INVESTIGATE
1 a : a trace, mark, or visible sign left by something (as an ancient city or a condition or practice) vanished or lost <searching for vestiges of lost civilizations> b : the smallest quantity or trace <not a vestige of regret in her eyes>
2 : a small and imperfectly developed bodily part or organ that is the remains of one that was more fully developed in an earlier stage of the individual, in a past generation, or in a closely related form
- ves·ti·gial /ve-primarystressstij-(emacron-)schwal/ adjective

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