1. One whose descent can be traced to a particular individual or group: a descendant of Queen Victoria; descendants of a prize-winning horse.
2. Something derived from a prototype or earlier form: Today's bicycles are descendants of the earlier velocipede.
3. In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that sets in the west at the time of a person's birth or other event.
Variant of descendent.
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