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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: to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one
: to pass in discussion from what is logically prior or more comprehensive
: to originate or come from an ancestral stock or source : derive
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