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The novel’s second paragraph makes reference to a stillborn son between the daughters Anne and Mary, a brother and heir whose existence would have spared the Elliot family removal from their ancestral home.
One line of argument suggested that ancestral baleen whales were suction feeders and that this led to the loss of teeth and the subsequent evolution of baleen.
A Lugo descendant owned and managed the trailer park and lived in the ancestral home until the early 1980s.
Her children spread her genetic legacy through the Neandertal lineage, and in time her African mtDNA completely replaced the ancestral Neandertal mtDNA.
Diana is buried on the grounds of Althorp estate, her family's ancestral home in the countryside near Northampton in central England.
Dragonstone is the ancestral home of the Targaryens—meaning Daenerys definitely goes home finally.
The researchers also showed that ancestral chromosome 20 is completely conserved in primates, but very much changed in goats and cows because of rearrangements within chromosomes.
Kashmiris resisting the Indian military’s occupation, tribal communities fighting to protect their ancestral lands.
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: of, relating to, or coming from an ancestor They visited their ancestral home.
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