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American English: /vɛˈstɪdʒ(i)əl/
British English: /vɛˈstɪdʒɪəl/
, /vɛˈstɪdʒ(ə)l/

Translation of vestigial in Spanish:


  • 1 (marginally remaining) [formal]vestigial traces
    vestigios (masculine plural)
    rastros (masculine plural)
    he retains some vestigial authority
    todavía detenta ciertos vestigios de autoridad
    Example sentences
    • This kind of argument, although true, overlooks the underlying cause of this kind of behavior - the primitive, vestigial, human survival instinct for tribalism.
    • Perhaps this attitude stemmed from some vestigial Old World notions of hierarchy, division of labor, or even the unseemliness of the music that they produced.
    • By Monday night, though, in his 48-hour-warning speech, the references to international law and the United Nations had become vestigial.
  • 2 (Biology)
    Example sentences
    • The point is not that vestigial organs have no function whatsoever.
    • The belief that wisdom teeth are vestigial organs that lack a function in the body (as was previously believed for the appendix), is less common today but still evident.
    • It used to be maintained that there were almost 200 vestigial organs in the human body.
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