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Another word for progenitor

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Noun
  1. A person from whom one is descended

      1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
      2. An ancestor; forefather
      3. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
      1. A source or cause; an origin:
      2. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
      3. A mother or father
      1. A woman who gives birth to a child.
      2. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
      3. (Short for) mother of vinegar
      1. A female ancestor
      2. A woman ancestor.
      1. An ancestor.
      2. Cultural ancestor; one who originated an idea or tradition.
      3. A person who is from an earlier time and has originated or contributed to a common tradition shared by a particular group.
      1. An ancestor
      2. A person from whom one is descended; an ancestor.
      1. A man who has begotten a child; esp., a man as he is related to his child or children
      2. A man who serves or is thought of as a protector:
      3. An adoptive father
      1. A dominating position; ascendancy
      2. An ancestor
      3. (Astrol.) The sign of the zodiac just above the eastern horizon at any given moment, specif. at the time of one's birth
      1. One that precedes another.
      2. (Grammar) The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
      3. (Gram.) The word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
      1. Any person from whom one is descended, esp. one earlier in a family line than a grandparent; forefather; forebear
      2. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
      3. A forerunner or predecessor.
    See also:

    precede

    kin

  2. One that precedes, as in time

      1. Something that has been succeeded by another:
      2. One who precedes another in time, especially in holding an office or position.
      3. An ancestor; forefather
      1. A person or thing that goes before; forerunner; harbinger
      2. A biochemical substance, such as an intermediate compound in a chain of enzymatic reactions, from which a more stable or definitive product is formed:
      3. One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come:
      1. A person sent before or going before to announce or prepare the way for another or for something to follow; herald
      2. A predecessor
      3. An ancestor
      1. One's ancestry, past life, training, etc.
      2. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
      3. One's ancestors.
      1. Anything regarded as a precursor or forerunner of a later thing
      2. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
      3. A forerunner or predecessor.
    See also:

    precede

Another word for progenitor

Noun
  1. See also:

    parent

    ancestor