Origin of progenitor
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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
Methinks you, by your native qualities, are as well entitled to her favor as ever your progenitor could have been.The Marble Faun, Volume II.|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Reaumur proved that one individual, in five generations, may become the progenitor of nearly six thousand millions of descendants.American Pomology|J. A. Warder
He was fostered by a king Anzius, the progenitor of the Amelungs (the Amalians).
But he is not only the progenitor of the Skjoldungs, but also of the Ynglings.
From these names is derived Haik, the son of Thorgom, the progenitor of the race.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
British Dictionary definitions for progenitor
Word Origin for progenitor
Word Origin and History for progenitor
late 14c., from Anglo-French progenitour (mid-14c.), Old French progeniteur (14c.) and directly from Latin progenitor "ancestor, the founder of a family," agent noun from progenitus, past participle of progignere (see progeny). Related: Progenitive; progenital; progenitrix (c.1600).