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  • nounforebear
  • nounparent

synonyms for progenitor

  • ancestor
  • begetter
  • parent
  • precursor
  • predecessor
  • primogenitor
See also synonyms for: progenitorship / progenitors

antonyms for progenitor

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  • descendant
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    How to use progenitor in a sentence

    There is no direct evidence for this, nor any indication that SARS-CoV-2 or a progenitor was being studied at the lab, let alone that someone who worked there was infected.
    THE LAB LEAK HYPOTHESIS — TRUE OR NOT — SHOULD TEACH US A LESSONUMAIR IRFANAUGUST 27, 2021VOX
    It was also a recognition that its wild progenitor had been all but destroyed during the preceding century thanks to the invention of the steel plow.
    A NATIVE PLANT DESIGNER’S MEMOIR REFLECTS ON A LIFE IN THE FIELDADRIAN HIGGINSAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Reading the researchers’ results, she says, “I got pretty excited, especially about the identification of the progenitor.”
    SCIENTISTS SPOTTED AN ELECTRON-CAPTURE SUPERNOVA FOR THE FIRST TIMEEMILY CONOVERJULY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    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
    Researchers could also check whether a star that once orbited SN 2019yvr’s progenitor still remains.
    A RARE GLIMPSE OF A STAR BEFORE IT WENT SUPERNOVA DEFIES EXPECTATIONSMARIA TEMMINGMAY 5, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    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
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    WORDS RELATED TO PROGENITOR

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