Definition of Functionless

1. a. Destitute of function, or of an appropriate organ. Darwin.



Definition of Functionless

1. Adjective. lacking a function ¹

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Definition of Functionless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Functionless

functionalization
functionalizations
functionalize
functionalized
functionalizes
functionalizing
functionally
functionally complete
functionally illiterate
functionals
functionaries
functionary
functioned
functioning
functionings
functionless (current term)
functionlessness
functionlessnesses
functionoid
functionoids
functions
functome
functomes
functor
functorial
functors
fund
fund-raise
fund-raising campaign
fund-raising drive

Literary usage of Functionless

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"A functionless part of an organism is not useless ; it is merely useless in a ... Nothing organic is functionless, except for a certain special abstract ..."

2. Problems of Biology by George Sandeman (1896)
"Consider, for instance, a merely vestigial and functionless element in the morphological plan of an organism, such as is often given to us in the fibula or ..."

3. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"The leaves either fall off early or they are reduced to functionless scales. ... In Asparagus the leaves are reduced to mere functionless scales, ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"functionless Organs. Are There Any ? The Use and Disease of the Vermiform Appendix. — DR. NELSON L. NORTH, of Brooklyn, read the first scientific paper. ..."

5. Plant Genetics by John Merle Coulter, Merle Crowe Coulter (1918)
"functionless organs gradually become aborted, becoming mere vestiges, ... When an organ becomes functionless it no longer has any survival value; ..."

6. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1889)
"THE Duke of Argyll in a letter to Nature has called attention to what are called functionless organs. Organic Nature is, he says, full of structures which ..."

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