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descendant

noun [C] uk   us   /dɪˈsen.dənt/
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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in Korean 후손…
in Arabic سَليل ( يَنْحَدِر مِن سلالة فُلان)…
in Portuguese descendente…
in Catalan descendent…
in Japanese 子孫…
in Italian discendente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 子孫,後代…
in Russian потомок…
in Turkish soyundan gelen kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 子孙,后代…
in Polish potomek…
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