- progenitor (n.)
- late 14c., from Anglo-French progenitour (mid-14c.), Old French progeniteur (14c.) and directly from Latin progenitor "ancestor, the founder of a family," agent noun from progenitus, past participle of progignere (see progeny). Related: Progenitive; progenital; progenitrix (c. 1600).
- 1. He was the progenitor of a family of distinguished actors.
- 2. Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat.
- 3. He was also a progenitor of seven presidents of Nicaragua.
- 4. The newly - formed variety would probably inherit from its progenitor some characteristic.
- 5. Schoenberg was a progenitor of modern music.
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