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Medical Term:

rudiment

Pronunciation: ru'di-ment

Definition:

  1. An organ or structure that is incompletely developed.
  2. The first indication of a structure in the course of ontogeny.

Synonym(s): rudimentum

[L. rudimentum, a beginning, fr. rudis, unformed]

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