throwback
throwback hrow"back, n. 1. the reappearance in an organism of characteristics of an earlier ancestral type; atavism. [PJC]

2. an organisms having characteristics of an earlier ancestral type. [PJC] [1913 Webster]


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  • Throwback — may refer to:* Atavism * A retro style * Throwback uniform, variations of a sports team s uniform to resemble uniforms from that team s past, or uniforms of a defunct team * Throwback Entertainment, a video game publisher * Something Old School… …   Wikipedia

  • throwback — throwback. См. регресс. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • throwback — throwback. = regress (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • throwback — index reversion (act of returning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • throwback — reversion to an ancestral type or character, 1888, from THROW (Cf. throw) (v.) + BACK (Cf. back) (adv.); earlier it meant a reverse in a course or progress, a relapse (1856) …   Etymology dictionary

  • throwback — *reversion, atavism …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • throwback — Miscased or missorted mail that has been reworked for accurate distribution. (Also see missort/missorted mail) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • throwback — ► NOUN ▪ a reversion to an earlier ancestral type or characteristic …   English terms dictionary

  • throwback — [thrō′bak΄] n. 1. Now Rare the act of throwing back; check, stop, or reversal 2. reversion to an earlier or more primitive type or condition 3. an instance or example of this …   English World dictionary

  • throwback — throw|back [ˈθrəubæk US ˈθrou ] n [C usually singular] something that is similar to something that existed in the past, or belongs to the past throwback to ▪ Her whole outfit was a throwback to the 1970s. ▪ a social event which is a throwback to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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