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descendent Syllabification: de·scend·ent
Pronunciation: /dəˈsendənt/

Definition of descendent in English:


Descending from an ancestor: a peculiar genealogy that buds off numerous descendent species descendent groups
More example sentences
  • She was very excited to hear the idea of teaching Japanese to their Japanese descendent children, since she herself had always thought about teaching Japanese to her daughters when they were school-aged.
  • Though named for a town in Spain, the Padron pepper is descendent from plants the Spaniards encountered in the New World.
  • He was the great-grandson of John of Gaunt, the third son of Edward III, himself the great-great-grandson of King John, who was descendent from William I on the distaff side via his grandmother Matilda.


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

Words that rhyme with descendent

appendant, ascendant, attendant, codependent, defendant, descendant, intendant, interdependent, pendant, pendent, splendent, superintendent, transcendent
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