Vestigial Tail

                                                                                                                     Jamyia Ward

  • Present on the developing human fetus, usually regresses by the 8th week of development.
  • In humans the vermiform appendix is a vestigial structure; It has lost much of its ancestral function.
  • Wisdom teeth is also a form of vestigial tail. Vestigial tail is third morals that humans ancestors used to help in growing down plant tissue.

  • Historically there was a trend not only to dismiss the vermiform appendix as being uselessly vestigial, but an anatomical hazard, a liability to dangerous inflammation .


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