1. An organ or structure that is incompletely developed. 2. The first indication of a structure in the course of ontogeny. SYN: rudimentum. [L. rudimentum, a beginning, fr. rudis, unformed]

* * *

ru·di·ment 'rüd-ə-mənt n an incompletely developed organ or part esp an organ or part just beginning to develop: ANLAGE

* * *

ru·di·ment (rooґdĭ-mənt) 1. a structure that has remained undeveloped, or one with little or no function at present but which was functionally developed earlier either in the individual or in its phylogenetic ancestors. 2. primordium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • rudiment — [ rydimɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1495; lat. rudimentum « apprentissage, premier élément » 1 ♦ Plur. Notions élémentaires d une science, d un art. ⇒ abc, b. a. ba, base, élément. Les rudiments de la grammaire, de la mécanique. 2 ♦ (1782) Ébauche (⇒ embryon) ou …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rudiment — RUDIMÉNT, rudimente, s.n. 1. (La pl.) Noţiuni elementare ale unei ştiinţe, ale unei arte. 2. Organ care abia începe să se formeze sau care a rămas nedezvoltat; organ rudimentar. Rudiment de coadă. – Din fr. rudiment, lat. rudimentum. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • rudiment — rudìment (rudimȅnt) m <G mn nātā> DEFINICIJA 1. anat. zakržljao ostatak organa koji je izgubio svoju funkciju 2. pren. razg. ostatak, ono što postoji kao zaostatak [rudiment patrijarhalnih odnosa] ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Rudiment ← lat.… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Rudiment — Ru di*ment, n. [L. rudimentum, fr. rudis unwrought, ignorant, rude: cf. F. rudiment. See {Rude}.] 1. That which is unformed or undeveloped; the principle which lies at the bottom of any development; an unfinished beginning. [1913 Webster] but I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rudiment — 1540s, from M.Fr. rudiment (16c.), from L. rudimentum early training, first experience, beginning, first principle, from rudis unlearned, untrained (see RUDE (Cf. rude)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rudiment — Ru di*ment, v. t. To furnish with first principles or rules; to insrtuct in the rudiments. Gayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rudimént — (lat.), Anfang, erster Versuch; verkümmerte, unausgebildete (rudimentäre) Form eines Organs. Rudimente, Anfangsgründe; verkümmerte Reste alter Lebensformen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rudiment — index cornerstone, element, embryo, foundation (basis), necessity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rudìment — (rudimȅnt) m 〈G mn nātā〉 1. {{001f}}anat. zakržljao ostatak organa koji je izgubio svoju funkciju 2. {{001f}}pren. razg. ostatak, ono što postoji kao zaostatak [∼ patrijarhalnih odnosa] ✧ {{001f}}njem. ← lat …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • rudiment — ► NOUN 1) (rudiments) the first principles of a subject. 2) (rudiments) an elementary or primitive form of something. 3) Biology an undeveloped or immature part or organ. ORIGIN Latin rudimentum, from rudis unwrought …   English terms dictionary

  • rudiment — [ro͞o′də mənt] n. [L rudimentum < rudis: see RUDE] 1. a first principle, element, or fundamental, as of a subject to be learned usually used in pl. [the rudiments of physics] 2. a first slight beginning or appearance, or undeveloped form or… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.