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atavic

[uh-tav-ik] /əˈtæv ɪk/
adjective
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Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; atav(ism) + ic, modeled on French atavique
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adj.

"pertaining to a remote ancestor," 1866, from Latin atavus "ancestor" (see atavism) + -ic.

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