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Homologous characters of organisms that have seemingly lost all or most of their original function in a species through evolution.

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What is the biological function of nose hair?

What is the biological function of nose hair? In general, can we consider underarm hair and pubic hair to be vestigial structures?
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Modern Whales with Vestigial legs Myth?

Is it a myth that modern whales have been found with hind legs sticking out of their sides and full formed tibias, fibias, and toe bones? I keep finding assertions, but no citations. For example, the ...
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Is the appendix a vestigial structure in all vertebrates?

In humans the Appendix is a vestigial organ. Does it serve no apparent purpose in all the vertebrates that have one?