HyperDic: rudiment

English > 1 sense of the word rudiment:
NOUNbodyrudimentthe remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage / stage of life
rudiment > pronunciation
Soundsruw'dihmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > rudiment: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe remains of a body part that was functional at an earlier stage / stage of life.
Example"Meckel's diverticulum is the rudiment of the embryonic yolk sac"
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishrudimento
Catalanrudiment
Adjectivesrudimentarybeing in the earliest stages / stages of development
rudimentarynot fully developed in mature animals

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