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Is the Little Toe a Vestigial Structure? Why or Why Not?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

Is the little toe a vestigial structure? Why or why not?

A vestigial structure is an organ or physical attribute that has lost some, most, or all of its original or ancestral function but yet is still retained by members of a given species. Examples of vestigial structures in humans may include the palmaris longus muscle, the pyramidalis muscle, wisdom teeth, and the plica semilunaris... Read more