Persistent

Definition of Persistent

Per`sist´ent
a.1.Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose.
2.(Biol.) Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; - opposed to deciduous, and caducous.

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