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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The reappearance of genetic traits.

Usage examples (37)
  • An episode of atavism must have caused Lynn to be born with red hair.
  • Many instances of so-called atavism are of purely morphologic nature.
  • Any attempt to question historical fact of Armenian Genocide can be characterized as atavism
  • You now see why the word "atavism" is used or crime. for more
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