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de‧scen‧dant [countable]
1SSF someone who is related to a person who lived a long time ago, or to a family, group of people etc that existed in the past [↪ ancestor]
somebody's descendants/the descendants of somebody
The coastal areas were occupied by the descendants of Greek colonists.
He was a direct descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte.
2 something that has developed from something else
descendant of
Quechua is a descendant of the Inca language.

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