atavism

英 ['ætəvɪzəm] 美 ['ætə,vɪzəm]
  • n. 返祖现象;隔代遗传
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atavism (n.)
1833, from French atavisme, attested by 1820s, from Latin atavus "ancestor, forefather," from at- perhaps here meaning "beyond" + avus "grandfather," from PIE *awo- "adult male relative other than the father" (see uncle).
1. They are explainable as a species of mental atavism.
这些都可以解释为一种精神的返祖现象.

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2. The civilization craftsman mythology usually exceeds the originality craftsman mythology, though sometimes with the atavism.
文明社会的工匠神话对原始工匠神话多有超越, 但有时又出现返祖现象.

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3. The atavism appears in the crisscross inheritance as well as in the other genetic way.
隔代遗传既出现在交叉遗传当中,也出现在其它遗传当中.

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