Stylistically it is a progenitor of Invisible Man, which Ellison described as “realism that goes beyond and becomes surrealism.”
He is a progenitor of what could be called the degenerate school of American fiction.
So the name is appropriate if this machine is the progenitor of a robot race that will one day go to war.
That extra spin in the progenitor star might have been enough to give the neutron star more magnetic power, making it a magnetar.
FYMW is, in some ways, the progenitor of menswear on Tumblr.
One of the New-Zealand chiefs claimed as his progenitor the neighbouring great mountain, Tongariro.
The zany was progenitor to the specialist in humor, as we to-day have the unhappiness to know him.
Well then, I look like the progenitor of mankind, if Darwin is to be believed.
No scholar has ever pretended that Canaan was the progenitor of the negro race.
However, one of his surviving daughters was the progenitor of a well known Eastern Shore family.
late 14c., from Anglo-French progenitour (mid-14c.), Old French progeniteur (14c.) and directly from Latin progenitor "ancestor, the founder of a family," agent noun from progenitus, past participle of progignere (see progeny). Related: Progenitive; progenital; progenitrix (c.1600).
progenitor pro·gen·i·tor (prō-jěn'ĭ-tər)
A direct ancestor.
An originator of a line of descent.