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vestigial organ

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199204625
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191726507
vestigial organ

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Any part of an organism that has diminished in size during its evolution because the function it served decreased in

Reference Entry.  38 words. 

Subjects: Biological Sciences

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