lineage


lineage
Descent in a line from a common progenitor or source. [O. Fr. ligne, line of descent]

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lin·e·age 'lin-ē-ijalso 'lin-ij n
1) descent in a line from a common progenitor
2) a group of individuals descended from a common ancestor <replication in T cell \lineages>

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lin·e·age (linґe-əj) [L. linea line] descent traced down from or back to a common ancestor.

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