Descendant is defined as an offspring of a particular person.(noun)
An example of a descendant is a man being the great, great grandson of someone.
The definition of descendant is moving down either physically or in a family line.(adjective)
An example of descendant used as an adjective is the phrase "descendant escalator" which means an escalator that goes down.
See descendant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME descendaunt < OFr descendant < L descendens, prp. of descendere: see descend
See descendant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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