Definitions for "Atavism"
The recurrence, or a tendency to a recurrence, of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form.
The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an intermission for a generation or two.
recurrence of or reversion to a past style, outlook, approach, or manner.
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