Definition of descendent in English:

descendent

Syllabification: de·scend·ent
Pronunciation: /diˈsendənt
 
/

adjective

  • Descending from an ancestor: a peculiar genealogy that buds off numerous descendent species descendent groups
    More example sentences
    • Other people may simply want to verify whether they are actually descendent from a specific group or a certain person for legal reasons or peace of mind.
    • Four of the descendent pairs were eventually imported into the United States in 1954.
    • They thus not only compare populations with others that existed at the same time; they also compare them with both ancestral and descendent populations.

Usage

On the difference between descendent and descendant, see descendant (usage).

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