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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ancestorancestor , descendant
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An analysis of molecular alterations in mitochondrial DNA samples indicated that two maternal lineages had split from a common ancestor between about 86,000 and 22,000 years ago.Climate change, not hunters, may have killed off woolly rhinos|Bruce Bower|August 13, 2020|Science News
Eventually alien biologists in these places might concern themselves with a tree of life incorporating multiple planetary incubators, and their genome-mapping companies would tell you who your planetary ancestors were.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Caleb Scharf|August 12, 2020|Nautilus
None of the matings in any of the generations are between individuals with a common ancestor.How to Design (or at Least Model) Mixed Dog Breeds|Pradeep Mutalik|July 31, 2020|Quanta Magazine
While BigDog is the ancestor of later four-legged robots, like Spot, Petman preceded the two-legged Atlas robot.The Robot Revolution Was Televised: Our All-Time Favorite Boston Dynamics Robot Videos|Jason Dorrier|July 19, 2020|Singularity Hub
Proof that the handedness of particles really can mutate microbes would strengthen their case that cosmic rays shoved our ancestors off the evolutionary starting block, but it still wouldn’t fully explain the uniform chirality of life on Earth.Cosmic Rays May Explain Life’s Bias for Right-Handed DNA|Charlie Wood|June 29, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It is possible to name an ancestor to this obsessive-compulsive noir: David Lynch.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soon after he was seen stumping for the Assad regime in his ancestor's conflagrated homeland.Abdel el-Zabayar: From Parliament to the Frontlines|Mac Margolis|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Schiele is, if nothing else, an ancestor of the best in long-legged fashion illustration.
So a story prefigures Light in August, just as an ancestor precedes a descendant.C.E. Morgan: ‘Light in August’ is Faulkner’s Great American Novel|C.E. Morgan|August 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That "digital" gesture is a reminder that weavings are the ancestor of today's computer-treated images.
On the last page of the chapter he again saw the name of his ancestor, Autiel Duryea.Doom of the House of Duryea|Earl Peirce
All I said was that if he had been my ancestor instead of yours, you would have called him a hangman.The Opinions of a Philosopher|Robert Grant
Thus, ancestor cult also began with the cult of animals, not with that of human ancestors.
If you do, you represent the woman whom my ancestor loved, and you are closely related to Jessie Floyd.True and Other Stories|George Parsons Lathrop
Either the soul of an ancestor or that of a protective being is regarded as incorporated in the animal.