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 for descendent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Descendent \De*scend"ent\, a. [L. descendens, -entis, p. pr. of
     descendre. Cf. Descendant.]
     Descending; falling; proceeding from an ancestor or source.
     [1913 Webster]
           More than mortal grace
           Speaks thee descendent of ethereal race. --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: going or coming down [syn: descendant, descendent]
      2: proceeding by descent from an ancestor; "descendent gene"
         [syn: descendant, descendent]
      n 1: a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
           [syn: descendant, descendent] [ant: ancestor,
           antecedent, ascendant, ascendent, root]

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