ancestor

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ancestor /ˈænˌsɛstɚ/ noun
plural ancestors
ancestor
/ˈænˌsɛstɚ/
noun
plural ancestors
Learner's definition of ANCESTOR
[count]
: a person who was in someone's family in past times : one of the people from whom a person is descended
: an animal in the past from which a modern animal developed
: something in the past from which something else has developed

— ancestral

/ænˈsɛstrəl/ adjective