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progenitor
American English: /proʊˈdʒɛnədər/
British English: /prə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪtə/

Translation of progenitor in Spanish:

noun

  • [formal]
    progenitor, (-tora) (masculine, feminine) [formal]
    he is acknowledged as the progenitor of the movement
    se lo considera el padre or el precursor del movimiento
    Example sentences
    • Boxes represent extant groups and their ancestral progenitors.
    • For example, the unicellular progenitors of plants underwent an important evolutionary step following the establishment of a second endosymbiotic relationship, resulting in the evolution of the plastid.
    • The domestication of plants from their wild progenitors has led to the production of a wide variety of crops that share a number of traits.
    Example sentences
    • Both international law and domestic legal norms in the Christian world had roots in an accepted morality and in natural law, and had common intellectual progenitors (including Grotius, Locke, Vattel).
    • Instead, she bestows a life and a self on modernity that seems to be independent of politics or its intellectual progenitors, and can therefore be whatever the author wants.
    • The record, and the subsequent Live Aid concerts, yoked the two men together as blood-oath crusaders against the famine in Ethiopia, the progenitors of popular culture's most decisive intervention into global politics.

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