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atavism

Atavism is a 7 letter word which starts with the letter A and ends with the letter M for which we found 2 definitions.

Definition
(n.) The recurrence or a tendency to a recurrence of the original type of a species in the progeny of its varieties; resemblance to remote rather than to near ancestors; reversion to the original form.
(n.) The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease of an ancestor in a subsequent generation after an intermission for a generation or two.

Syllable Information

The word atavism is a 7 letter word that has 3 syllable 's . The syllable division for atavism is: at-a-vism



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