Sometimes a rudiment of a fifth toe appears to be traceable.
Rudiment -any: the beginning of any structure or part before it has developed.
The fish form is that in which we have only a rudiment of the cerebrum, which is so large in man.
Yet it is not quite wanting, its rudiment is there, and this rudiment is capable of development.
Here the rudiment of a thought struck her and changed the current of her reason.
Thus, man has still the rudiment of the third eyelid of his shark-ancestor.
A rudiment shows that nature might have given more, but has not done so.
In the grub he has detected the rudiment of the wing and proboscis of the future being.
Yet we must admit that in this habit of birds there is the rudiment, at least, of self-education.
In the normal hind foot of the cat the hallux is represented by a rudiment only.