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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How to use progenitor in a sentence
There is no direct evidence for this, nor any indication that SARS-CoV-2 or a progenitor was being studied at the lab, let alone that someone who worked there was infected.The lab leak hypothesis — true or not — should teach us a lesson|Umair Irfan|August 27, 2021|Vox
It was also a recognition that its wild progenitor had been all but destroyed during the preceding century thanks to the invention of the steel plow.A native plant designer’s memoir reflects on a life in the field|Adrian Higgins|August 25, 2021|Washington Post
Reading the researchers’ results, she says, “I got pretty excited, especially about the identification of the progenitor.”Scientists spotted an electron-capture supernova for the first time|Emily Conover|July 1, 2021|Science News
Some of these new kids on the seltzer block are far different than their progenitors.What’s the best hard seltzer? We tried 18 new flavors to find out.|Emily Heil|May 13, 2021|Washington Post
Researchers could also check whether a star that once orbited SN 2019yvr’s progenitor still remains.A rare glimpse of a star before it went supernova defies expectations|Maria Temming|May 5, 2021|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