progenitress


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progenitress

(prəʊˈdʒɛnɪtrəs) or

progenitrix

n
(Biology) a female progenitor (parent or ancestor)
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After Priam's appraisal of the walls, Hekuba echoes his words when she evokes their mythical offspring, of which she presents herself as a progenitress and in which every member can enjoy many years of intimacy and safety (vv.
When Desi does speak, it is not with the passion and force of her theatrical progenitress.
Yet Gilman's utopia united by its common progenitress was not just incidentally tainted with the eugenic ethnocentrism of Gilman's time but was also constituted through it.
Matricuaria" is an unusual word that comes from "matrix" and can be used to mean progenitress.