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lineage

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noun lin·e·age \ˈli-nē-ij also ˈli-nij\

Definition of lineage

  1. 1a :  descent in a line from a common progenitorb :  derivation the gun's direct lineage is in the 1960s — Erik Larson

  2. 2 :  a group of individuals tracing descent from a common ancestor; especially :  such a group of persons whose common ancestor is regarded as its founder

Examples of lineage in a Sentence

  1. his Italian lineage was very important to him

  2. it is now generally accepted that the lineage of Thomas Jefferson includes black as well as white members

First Known Use of lineage

14th century

Other Genetics Terms


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lineage

noun line·age

less common spelling of

  1. :  the number of lines of printed or written matter


LINEAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of lineage for English Language Learners

  • : the people who were in someone's family in past times


LINEAGE Defined for Kids

lineage

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noun lin·eage \ˈli-nē-ij\

Definition of lineage for Students

  1. 1 :  the ancestors from whom a person is descended

  2. 2 :  people descended from the same ancestor


Medical Dictionary

lineage

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noun lin·e·age \ˈlin-ē-ij also ˈlin-ij\

Medical Definition of lineage

  1. 1:  descent in a line from a common progenitor

  2. 2:  a group of individuals descended from a common ancestor replication in T cell lineages



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