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Atavism (IPA: /ˈætəvɪzəm/)


Atavism (n.)

The recurrence, or a tendency to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form.

Atavism (n.)

The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two.

Atavism

Evolutionary throwback, such as traits reappearing that had disappeared generations before

Atavism

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Atavism Synonyms

Reversion, Throwback

Translations

Atavism in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And to repeat it again: vanity is an atavism." - Atavism

Example Sentence (Quote)

"At best, atavism is a harmless fantasy, not sustainable with any degree of persistent realism under skies crisscrossed by satellites and jet aircraft." - Atavism

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Deep down I have this atavistic feeling that really I should be in the country." - Atavism

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Gold has an almost atavistic lure. People feel it has a panacea effect." - Atavism

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Holmes and Watson discover that a strange ape-like creature , the Creeping Man" of the title, has been disturbing the household of the professor. When Holmes finally discovers the (barely credible) truth, the reader is transported into the world of Gothic fiction: the creeping man" is the professor's Hyde ," an atavistic being manifested by a strange drug." - Atavism


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