- 1.1 (marginally remaining) [formal] vestigial traces vestigios (mpl), rastros (mpl) he retains some vestigial authority todavía detenta ciertos vestigios de autoridadMore example sentences1.2 [Biol] [wing/tail] rudimentario, vestigial
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- 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.
- 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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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.