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descendant

noun [C]     /dɪˈsen.dənt/
C2 a person who is related to someone and who lives after them, such as their 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. → Compare ancestorAncestors and descendants
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