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English definition of “descend from sth”

descend from sth

phrasal verb with descend     /dɪˈsend/ verb
to have developed from something that existed in the past: All living creatures are thought to descend from an organism that came into being three billion years ago.Innate and congenitalGenetics be descended from sb C2 to be related to a particular person or group of people who lived in the past: Her father is descended from Greek royalty. Humans are descended from (= developed from) ape-like creatures.Ancestors and descendants
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