atavist

noun
an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
Syn: ↑throwback
Derivationally related forms: ↑atavistic, ↑atavism
Hypernyms: ↑organism, ↑being

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\\-_və̇st\ noun (-s)
Etymology: atavism + -ist
: one that is marked by atavism

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