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Word: atavism

Definition: resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic


Sentences Containing 'atavism'

Her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents all were white, but Sandra apparently was an example of atavism, a genetic throwback to some earlier African ancestor, perhaps as early as the 18th century.

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