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lineage

[′lin·ē·ij]
(genetics)
Individual descended from a common progenitor.
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Traders and makers of all kinds of commodities have effected a revolution in the picture-world, never dreamed of by the noblemen and gentlemen of ancient lineage, and consistently protested against to this day by the very few of them who still remain alive.
To which Don Quixote replied, "She is not of the ancient Roman Curtii, Caii, or Scipios, nor of the modern Colonnas or Orsini, nor of the Moncadas or Requesenes of Catalonia, nor yet of the Rebellas or Villanovas of Valencia; Palafoxes, Nuzas, Rocabertis, Corellas, Lunas, Alagones, Urreas, Foces, or Gurreas of Aragon; Cerdas, Manriques, Mendozas, or Guzmans of Castile; Alencastros, Pallas, or Meneses of Portugal; but she is of those of El Toboso of La Mancha, a lineage that though modern, may furnish a source of gentle blood for the most illustrious families of the ages that are to come, and this let none dispute with me save on the condition that Zerbino placed at the foot of the trophy of Orlando's arms, saying,
Do not through delicacy reject the better man, and take the worst out of respect for his lineage, because he is of more royal blood.
I must attribute it, with your father, to the blood in my veins, although I would not impeach my lineage willingly; for it is all that is left me to boast of.
Bioinformatic analysis identified, among these early Mesp1 progenitors, distinct populations of cells corresponding to progenitors committed to different cell lineages and regions of the heart, identifying the molecular features associated with early lineage restriction and regional segregation of the heart.
These built-in tensions plagued lineages, including the land trust of the Dou lineage of Shanhe village, Qimen county.
For each of the thirty-five lineages in the book there is a brief introduction which presents the common name, species diversity, size range, and a summary of important characteristics as well as numerous photographs of representative species.
We describe avian malaria lineages and their seasonal prevalence in 2007-2008 in saddlebacks from Mokoia island, a source of birds for translocations, and investigate their pathogenicity.
Moreover, the development of lineages in Tang-era Chan that lead to the establishment of Huineng (638-713) as the perpetual father to later Chan masters was a gradual and conscious act of fabrication in which partisanship resulted in the theft of ancestors.
In solitary mammals including the North American raccoon (Procyon lotor), sexual differences in dispersal and unequal breeding among individuals may produce lineages of female kin and offspring living in close proximity.
Both family trees show the same basic arrangement of the eight lineages that still bloom today.