descendant

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Noun[change]

Singular
descendant

Plural
descendants

  1. A descendant is something or someone that comes after something or someone (ancestor).
    Dogs are descendants of early wolves.
    You are a descendant of your grandparents.
    I am a descendant of Grover Cleveland.

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Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. great great grandchildren are all descendants of the original mother and father. They are in the direct line of descent. They have a hereditary relationship.

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