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descendent

[dih-sen-duh nt] /dɪˈsɛn dənt/
adjective
1.
descending; going or coming down.
2.
deriving or descending from an ancestor.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin dēscendent- (stem of dēscendēns), present participle of dēscendere. See descend, -ent
Related forms
undescendent, adjective
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descendent

/dɪˈsɛndənt/
adjective
1.
coming or going downwards; descending
2.
deriving by descent, as from an ancestor
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see descendant.

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