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1lineage

noun lin·e·age \ˈli-nē-ij also ˈli-nij\

: the people who were in someone's family in past times

Full Definition of LINEAGE

1
a :  descent in a line from a common progenitor
b :  derivation
2
:  a group of individuals tracing descent from a common ancestor; especially :  such a group of persons whose common ancestor is regarded as its founder
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Examples of LINEAGE

  1. <his Italian lineage was very important to him>
  2. <it is now generally accepted that the lineage of Thomas Jefferson includes black as well as white members>

First Known Use of LINEAGE

14th century

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

2lineage

Definition of LINEAGE

variant of linage
LINEAGE Defined for Kids

lineage

noun lin·eage \ˈli-nē-ij\

Definition of LINEAGE for Kids

1
:  the ancestors from whom a person is descended
2
:  people descended from the same ancestor
Medical Dictionary

lineage

noun lin·e·age \ˈlin-ē-ij also ˈlin-ij\

Medical Definition of LINEAGE

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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