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lineage

noun ancestors, ancestry, antecedents, blood relatives, bloodline, clan, descent, extraction, family, folk, forebears, forefathers, genealogy, gens, genus, line, line of descent, origin, origo, parentage, stirps
See also: affiliation, affinity, ancestry, blood, bloodline, children, derivation, descendant, family, filiation, heritage, house, issue, kindred, origin, parentage, paternity, posterity, progeny, relationship, source, succession

LINEAGE. Properly speaking lineage is the relationship of persons in a direct line; as the grandfather, the father, the son, the grandson, &c.

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In addition, private interests within the lineage also had their parts to play, and theft and embezzlement were not uncommon.
We suggest that future designation of new WNV lineages should be restricted to viruses for which at least the complete polyprotein gene sequences have been determined.
Shenhui was so successful in this endeavor that the vast majority of Chan lineages since that time have traced themselves back to Huineng rather than Faru, Shenxiu, or Xuanze.
Elucidation of the cellular, molecular, and biochemical and sensory processing mechanisms governing the proliferative, regenerative, lineage determination, and developmental capacities of these sensory cells and tissues.
Abundant data from the Ming dynasty onward enable Szonyi to survey the historical evolution of lineages through ancestral halls, where agnatic kinsmen perform rituals before the ancestors' spirit tablets.
Because until recently there had been no breeding between the three lineages, offspring from crosses between lineages will be free of inbreeding.
The phylogenetic tree identified clustering of isolates in 5 lineages.
They also report that tropical lineages didn't branch any faster than the temperate ones.
15) These lineages, or haplogroups, are defined by specific restriction fragment length polymorphisms and base pair deletions.
WNV strains are classified into at least 7 putative genetic lineages (2).
Comparisons of the ancient goat mitochondrial DNA with sequences of modern goat DNA revealed that the two Near Eastern lineages had inhabited the prehistoric French site at the same time.
Molho does identify 110 "high-status" lineages as the inner circle of the ruling class, though even this elite constituted 17.