descendent

[ dih-sen-duh nt ]
/ dɪˈsɛn dənt /

adjective

descending; going or coming down.
deriving or descending from an ancestor.

Nearby words

  1. descemetitis,
  2. descemetocele,
  3. descend,
  4. descendant,
  5. descended,
  6. descender,
  7. descendeur,
  8. descendible,
  9. descending,
  10. descending artery of knee

Origin of descendent

1565–75; < Latin dēscendent- (stem of dēscendēns), present participle of dēscendere. See descend, -ent

Related formsun·de·scend·ent, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for descendent

descendent

/ (dɪˈsɛndənt) /

adjective

coming or going downwards; descending
deriving by descent, as from an ancestor
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Word Origin and History for descendent

descendent

see descendant.

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