Meaning of PROGENITOR in English


n. 1 the ancestor of a person, animal, or plant. 2 a political or intellectual predecessor. 3 the origin of a copy. progenitorial adj. progenitorship n.

[ ME f. OF progeniteur f. L progenitor -oris f. progignere progenit- (as PRO-(1), gignere beget) ]

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