Definitions of atavism
n. - The recurrence, or a tendency to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form. 2
n. - The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two. 2
The word "atavism" uses 7 letters: A A I M S T V.
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