Genetisches Material in Verbindung mit unserer Spezies, die größtenteils einen, ich sage es ungern, "Atavismus" aufweist. Nennen wir es besser einen sehr aggressiven Charakter. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
[かくせいいでん, kakuseiiden] (n,adj-no) atavism; throwback; reappearance of an earlier characteristic; skipping a generation; reversion to ancestral type [Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Atavism \At"a*vism\, n. [L. atavus an ancestor, fr. avus a
(a) 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.
(b) (Biol.) The recurrence of any peculiarity or disease
of an ancestor in a subsequent generation, after an
intermission for a generation or two.
Now and then there occur cases of what
physiologists call atavism, or reversion to an
ancestral type of character. --J. Fiske
2. recurrence of or reversion to a past style, outlook,
approach, or manner.
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