- atavistic ► ADJECTIVE ▪ returning to something ancient or ancestral.DERIVATIVES atavism noun atavistically adverb.ORIGIN from Latin atavus 'forefather' .
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atavistically — adverb see atavism … New Collegiate 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