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Noun: throwback  'throw,bak
  1. An organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
    - atavist
  2. A reappearance of an earlier characteristic
    - atavism, reversion
Adjective: throwback  'throw,bak
  1. Characteristic of an atavist
    "The throwback dew claw in many dog breeds is a simple example of a genetic trait";
    - atavistic
Verb: throw back
  1. Throw back with a quick, light motion
    "She threw back her head";
    - toss back

Derived forms: throwing back, throws back, threw back, thrown back, throwbacks

See also: regressive

Type of: being, flip, organism, pitch, recurrence, reoccurrence, return, sky, toss

Encyclopedia: Throwback

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