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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
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  • 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.


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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Word of the day innocuous
Pronunciation: iˈnäkyo͞oəs
not harmful or offensive