lin·​age | \ ˈlī-nij How to pronounce linage (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of linage

: the number of lines of printed or written matter

Examples of linage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Extensive mutations in the replication complex are a common feature of B.1 linage variants. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 One of these is identical to a mutation in a B.1 linage variant of concern. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021 Humans have moved tortoises from different islands, and there could be additional hybrid tortoises with Pinta Island linage in other areas of the Galápagos. TheWeek, 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of linage

1884, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

12 May 2021

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“Linage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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