1. atavist, throwback, organism, being

usage: an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism

2. atavism, reversion, throwback, recurrence, return

usage: a reappearance of an earlier characteristic


1. throw back, toss back, flip, toss, sky, pitch

usage: throw back with a quick, light motion; "She tossed back her head"


1. atavistic, throwback(prenominal), regressive (vs. progressive)

usage: characteristic of an atavist

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