Atavic
Atavic A*tav"ic, a. [Cf. F. atavique.] Pertaining to a remote ancestor, or to atavism. [1913 Webster]

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  • atavic — ATÁVIC, Ă, atavici, ce, adj. Transmis prin atavism. – Din fr. atavique. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  atávic adj. m., pl. atávici; f. sg. atávică, pl. atávice …   Dicționar Român

  • atavic — pertaining to a remote ancestor, 1866, from L. atavus ancestor (see ATAVISM (Cf. atavism)) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • atavic — /euh tav ik/, adj. atavistic. [1865 70; ATAV(ISM) + IC, modeled on F atavique] * * * …   Universalium

  • atavic — adjective ancestral, atavistic …   Wiktionary

  • atavic — at·a·vic (atґə vik) atavistic …   Medical dictionary

  • atàvic — a|tà|vic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • atavic — adj. (Biology) pertaining to atavism (appearance of a trait belonging to a distant ancestor that has been dormant in recent generations) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atavic — at·a·vic …   English syllables

  • atavic — ˈad.ə(ˌ)vik, ˈatə ; əˈtav , (ˈ)a|t adjective Etymology: probably from French atavique, from Latin atavus ancestor + French ique ic : atavistic …   Useful english dictionary

  • atavistic — adj. 1. 1 displaying characteristics of a previous cultural era or of a previous ancestral form; displaying atavism Syn: atavic, throwback(prenominal) [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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