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

Definition of linage

: the number of lines of printed or written matter

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Recent Examples on the Web Lilly said lab testing had indicated that bebtelovimab not only worked against the more common Omicron variant — technically known as BA.1 — but also maintained its effectiveness against a sister linage called BA.2. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 13 Feb. 2022 The sub-linage is the same one that has become problematic in Israel. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, 3 Sep. 2021 While the surge appears to be easing, a new sub-linage of the highly infectious delta variant has surfaced in Florida, a new report shows. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, 3 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of linage

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Linage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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