- A person, animal, or plant whose descent can be traced to a particular individual or group. (noun)
- Something derived from a prototype or earlier form: Today's bicycles are descendants of the earlier velocipede. (noun)
- In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that sets in the west at the time of a person's birth or other event. (noun)
- Variant of descendent. (adjective)
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