descendent

[dih-sen-duhnt]
adjective
1.
descending; going or coming down.
2.
deriving or descending from an ancestor.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin dēscendent- (stem of dēscendēns), present participle of dēscendere. See descend, -ent

undescendent, adjective
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descendent (dɪˈsɛndənt)
 
adj
1.  coming or going downwards; descending
2.  deriving by descent, as from an ancestor

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