A Word A Day : Vestige
Word of 14th July 2007: A Word A Day-Vestige
Vestige( Noun ) Vestige
(VES tij): a remaining bit of something, a last trace
The unhappy young man found vestiges
of his fiancée in the rubble, but the explosion had effectively ended their romance.
An old uniform and a tattered scrapbook were the only vestiges
of the old man's career as a professional athlete.
Your appendix is a vestige
. It used to have a function, but now this organ does nothing.
The adjective form of vestige
The appendix is referred to as a vestigial
organ. It is still in our bodies, although it no longer has a function. It is a mere vestige
of some function our digestive systems no longer perform.
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