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Origin of progenitor
OTHER WORDS FROM progenitorpro·gen·i·to·ri·al [proh-jen-i-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /proʊˌdʒɛn ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectivepro·gen·i·tor·ship, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for progenitor
By 1922 those packets became available to the public by subscription, giving birth to Science News-Letter, the progenitor of Science News.We’ve covered science for 100 years. Here’s how it has — and hasn’t — changed|Tom Siegfried|April 2, 2021|Science News
His brand of Republicanism was a progenitor of Richard Nixon’s Southern strategy.Bill Brock was the forgotten father of the modern GOP|Seth Blumenthal|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
Thanks to previous work on the toads’ genetics, it was clear that the island toads’ likely progenitors were from Durban, South Africa.Guttural toads shrank by a third after just 100 years on two islands|Jake Buehler|November 19, 2020|Science News
That extra spin in the progenitor star might have been enough to give the neutron star more magnetic power, making it a magnetar.
So the name is appropriate if this machine is the progenitor of a robot race that will one day go to war.
FYMW is, in some ways, the progenitor of menswear on Tumblr.
Stylistically it is a progenitor of Invisible Man, which Ellison described as “realism that goes beyond and becomes surrealism.”American Nightmare: Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ at 60|Nathaniel Rich|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He is a progenitor of what could be called the degenerate school of American fiction.American Dreams: ‘Tobacco Road’ by Erskine Caldwell|Nathaniel Rich|April 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He assumed to be a king; but the son of Ocrisia became one in reality, and instituted games in honour of his divine progenitor.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
The pure-bred Peruvian horse is more elegantly formed than his Andalusian progenitor.
The natives call this little animal the Cui del Montes, and they believe it to be the progenitor of the tame Guinea pig.
Each day foretells the next, if one could read the signs; to-day is the progenitor of to-morrow.A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
Those who hold that Adam was the progenitor of the Jews only, and not of the whole human race.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal