From the past, present and future

atavism
(n)
AT-ǝ-viz-ǝm
Meaning

resemblance to earlier forebears rather than to parents

1st Sample Sentence

Through atavism, our daughter does not resemble either my wife or me, but looks almost exactly like my wife's grandmother.

Root

atavus (ancestor, forefather) (Latin)

Mnemonics

by ATAVISM you should remember AVATAR, i.e. you are an avatar (incarnation) of one of your ancestors. if u r eating ata instead of chapaties like early ancestors did. its atavism

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