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descendent

moving downward
Not to be confused with:
descendant – one descended from an ancestor
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de·scen·dent

also de·scen·dant  (dĭ-sĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Moving downward; descending.
2. Proceeding by descent from an ancestor.
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descendent

(dɪˈsɛndənt)
adj
1. coming or going downwards; descending
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) deriving by descent, as from an ancestor
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de•scend•ent

(dɪˈsɛn dənt)

adj.
1. descending; going or coming down.
2. deriving or descending from an ancestor.
[1565–75; < Latin dēscendent-, s. of dēscendēns, present participle of dēscendere. See descend, -ent]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.descendent - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or racedescendent - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
child - a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
scion - a descendent or heir; "a scion of royal stock"
Adj.1.descendent - going or coming down
descending - coming down or downward
2.descendent - proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
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descendent

also descendant
adjective
Moving or sloping down:
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Griffin, it was Raja Mal, 'a descendent of the Pandus and of the Rathore Rajput race who about the year 980 AD immigrated to the Punjab from Jodhpur or Kannauj'.
If anyone thinks they are a descendent of the Bianchis, get in touch at bianchi.researcher@gmail.com or phone 0191 5371663.