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lineage

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

Definition of lineage

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

  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>

14th Century

First Known Use of lineage

14th century

Other Genetics Terms


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lineage

noun line·age \ˈlī-nij\

variant of

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


LINEAGE Defined for English Language Learners

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lineage

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

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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