- 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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Origin of descendant
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Over the next few years, the breakthrough received widespread media coverage, and when Buri’s hornless descendant graced the cover of Wired magazine in April 2019, it did so as the ostensible face of the livestock industry’s future.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
That is, the code of life can now be disguised as a full-fledged viral enemy to train the protein descendants of that code.How Fake Viruses Can Help Us Make the Best Possible Vaccines|Shelly Fan|July 7, 2020|Singularity Hub
The size and spacing of the 106-million-year-old tracks suggest the crocodylomorph was 2 to 3 meters long — a fearsome predator similar in size to its modern descendants, researchers report June 11 in Scientific Reports.Fossil footprints show some crocodile ancestors walked on two legs|Carolyn Gramling|June 12, 2020|Science News
The story (and some DNA evidence) goes, the locals are the descendants of a band of Roman soldiers from 36 B.C.
Washington was a passionate advocate for an intensely practical education for ex-slaves and their descendants.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discussion of reparations for descendants of slaves saw some chatter this year after a piece in The Atlantic.Sherman Alexie on His New Film, the Redskins, and Why It's OK to Laugh at His Work|William O’Connor|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What this means is that the idea of popes as descendants of St. Peter is about controlling bishops, not churchgoers.
For their part, the Moroccans and descendants of other immigrants in the Netherlands and in Europe cannot help but worry.Dutch Xenophobe Geert Wilders Echoes Goebbels’ Infamous 1943 Speech|Nadette De Visser|March 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The man lived, and his descendants are among the principal inhabitants of the town of Stratton to this day.Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall|Robert S. Hawker
In fact, their descendants to the present day, even in England, entertain the same ideas.William the Conqueror|Jacob Abbott
Lancaiach is still in possession of the Prichard family, descendants of Col. Prichard.
They hold their own before the descendants of the conquistadores, who conquered the New World only to be conquered by it.
The Boers are the descendants of those pioneers who, for various reasons, left the Cape Colony between the years 1834-39.In the Shadow of Death|P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald