atavistically
adverb see atavism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • atavistically — atavistic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ returning to something ancient or ancestral. DERIVATIVES atavism noun atavistically adverb. ORIGIN from Latin atavus forefather …   English terms dictionary

  • atavistically — See atavist. * * * …   Universalium

  • atavistically — adverb In an atavistic manner …   Wiktionary

  • atavistically — at·a·vis·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • atavistically — adverb see atavistic * * * atavistˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑atavism …   Useful english dictionary

  • atavistic — atavistically, adv. /at euh vis tik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characterized by atavism; reverting to or suggesting the characteristics of a remote ancestor or primitive type. [1870 75; ATAV(ISM) + ISTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • atavism — noun Etymology: French atavisme, from Latin atavus ancestor, from at (probably akin to atta daddy) + avus grandfather more at uncle Date: 1833 1. a. recurrence in an organism of a trait or character …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atavistic — [ˌatə vɪstɪk] adjective relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral. Derivatives atavism noun atavistically adverb Origin C19: based on L. atavus forefather + the adjectival suffix istic …   English new terms dictionary

  • atavism — atavistic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ returning to something ancient or ancestral. DERIVATIVES atavism noun atavistically adverb. ORIGIN from Latin atavus forefather …   English terms dictionary

  • atavistic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ returning to something ancient or ancestral. DERIVATIVES atavism noun atavistically adverb. ORIGIN from Latin atavus forefather …   English terms dictionary

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