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descendant

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈsen.dənt/ us  
C2 a person who is related to you and who lives after you, such as your child or grandchild: He has no descendants. They claim to be descendants of a French duke. We owe it to our descendants (= people younger than us who will live after we have died) to leave them a clean world to live in.
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