descendent

[ dih-sen-duhnt ]
/ dɪˈsɛn dənt /

adjective

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

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Origin of descendent

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

OTHER WORDS FROM descendent

un·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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