Rudiment



noun
1.
Usually, rudiments.

the elements or first principles of a subject:
the rudiments of grammar.
a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something:
the rudiments of a plan.

2.
Biology. an organ or part incompletely developed in size or structure, as one in an embryonic stage, one arrested in growth, or one with no functional activity, as a vestige.
noun
1.
(often pl) the first principles or elementary stages of a subject
2.
(often pl) a partially developed version of something
3.
(biology) an organ or part in its earliest recognizable form, esp one in an embryonic or vestigial state

rudiment ru·di·ment (rōō’də-mənt)
n.

An imperfectly or incompletely developed organ or part.

Something in an incipient or undeveloped form. Often used in the plural.

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