atavus

noun

at·​a·​vus
ˈatəvəs
plural atavi
-ˌvī,
-ˌvē
: 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 Jul. 2024.

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