- the point opposite the ascendant.
- the point of the ecliptic or the sign and degree of the zodiac setting below the western horizon at the time of a birth or of an event.
- the cusp of the seventh house.
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All LUCA descendants make their molecular machinery from the same 20 molecules, even though most modern proteins could conceivably work with about half of that repertoire.
ExxonMobil, a descendant of the mighty Standard Oil Company, was removed from the Dow Jones industrial average basket of companies in August, a once unthinkable blow to its prestige.
The state is loaded with descendants of gunpowder grandee Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours, who founded the chemical giant.
If there’s one thing we know that the world is creating more and more of, it’s data and computing power, which means GPT-3’s descendants are only going to get more clever.These Were Our Favorite Tech Stories From Around the Web in 2020|Singularity Hub Staff|January 2, 2021|Singularity Hub
Purdue Pharma agrees to plead guilty to federal criminal charges in settlement over opioid crisisDavid Sackler and Kathe Sackler are descendants of two of the three Sackler brothers who bought the company, then called Purdue Frederick, in 1952.Members of family that led maker of OxyContin deny responsibility for opioid crisis in congressional hearing|Meryl Kornfield|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
The twang we hear as emblematic of white country music is actually the direct descendant of black folk music banjo.
Her grandfather had been a physician and healer who—according to family lore—married a descendant of the Osage or Pawnee tribes.
Dr No -- the lineal descendant of Fu Manchu—is the epitome of evil.James Bond is Back But is He Any Good without Fleming?|Robert McCrum|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the original Marvel comic books, the Mandarin was born and bred in China, a descendant of Genghis Khan no less.Did Hollywood Collaborate With Hitler? A New Book Makes Bold Claims.|Christopher Bray|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Boswell is a man of the modern West, a spiritual descendant of the Wallace Stegner school of writing.A Bar of Paranoid Schizos: Robert Boswell’s ‘Tumbledown’|Drew Toal|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But not so: the postilion was an actual baron, the bearer of an ancient name, the descendant of gallant gentlemen.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches|William Makepeace Thackeray
She has outlived all her children: her oldest descendant living being a granddaughter, over sixty years old.
He was a descendant of the famous Abbe de Camps, so well known among bookmen and savants.
She was the descendant of a long line of courtesans, a feminine branch that had never made legal marriages.
The old man now dying is the last descendant left on this earth of the old Greek traders.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai