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  • nounforebear
  • nounparent

synonyms for progenitor

  • ancestor
  • begetter
  • parent
  • precursor
  • predecessor
  • primogenitor
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antonyms for progenitor

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  • descendant
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How to use progenitor in a sentence

Some of these new kids on the seltzer block are far different than their progenitors.
WHAT’S THE BEST HARD SELTZER? WE TRIED 18 NEW FLAVORS TO FIND OUT.EMILY HEILMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The cool, large, yellow progenitor of SN 2019yvr, on the other hand, appeared to be padded with lots of hydrogen.
A RARE GLIMPSE OF A STAR BEFORE IT WENT SUPERNOVA DEFIES EXPECTATIONSMARIA TEMMINGMAY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The supernova SN 2019yvr lacked hydrogen, so its progenitor was expected to be hydrogen-deficient, too.
A RARE GLIMPSE OF A STAR BEFORE IT WENT SUPERNOVA DEFIES EXPECTATIONSMARIA TEMMINGMAY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
By 1922 those packets became available to the public by subscription, giving birth to Science News-Letter, the progenitor of Science News.
WE’VE COVERED SCIENCE FOR 100 YEARS. HERE’S HOW IT HAS — AND HASN’T — CHANGEDTOM SIEGFRIEDAPRIL 2, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
His brand of Republicanism was a progenitor of Richard Nixon’s Southern strategy.
BILL BROCK WAS THE FORGOTTEN FATHER OF THE MODERN GOPSETH BLUMENTHALMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Thanks to previous work on the toads’ genetics, it was clear that the island toads’ likely progenitors were from Durban, South Africa.
GUTTURAL TOADS SHRANK BY A THIRD AFTER JUST 100 YEARS ON TWO ISLANDSJAKE BUEHLERNOVEMBER 19, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
He assumed to be a king; but the son of Ocrisia became one in reality, and instituted games in honour of his divine progenitor.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
The pure-bred Peruvian horse is more elegantly formed than his Andalusian progenitor.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
The natives call this little animal the Cui del Montes, and they believe it to be the progenitor of the tame Guinea pig.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
Each day foretells the next, if one could read the signs; to-day is the progenitor of to-morrow.
A YEAR IN THE FIELDSJOHN BURROUGHS
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WORDS RELATED TO PROGENITOR

  • antecedent
  • antecessor
  • ascendant
  • forebear
  • forefather
  • foregoer
  • foremother
  • forerunner
  • founder
  • precursor
  • primogenitor
  • progenitor
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