atavus

noun
at·​a·​vus | \ ˈatəvəs \
plural atavi\ -​ˌvī , -​ˌvē \

Definition of atavus

: an ancestor or ancestral type from which a character is assumed to be inherited

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“Atavus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atavus. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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