descend from

phrasal verb
descended from; descending from; descends from

Definition of descend from

: to have (something or someone in the past) as an origin or source Recent evidence supports the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs. The plants descend from a common ancestor. They claim to be descended from a noble British family.

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“Descend from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/descend%20from. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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