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ancestral

Logic a relation that holds between x and y if there is a chain of instances of a given relation leading from x to y. Thus the ancestral of parent of is ancestor of, since x is the ancestor of y if and only if x is a parent of…a parent of…a parent of y
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Cultivating more of a natural, ancestrally aligned, fat-based, ketogenic metabolism (typically requiring an intake of no more than about 50 g/day of utilizable sugar/starch) may be the single most effective means of both optimally feeding and stabilizing any brain or nervous system.
It is tempting to ask whether close-kin ownership would have been a familiar institution to slaves in the Americas who were African natives or ancestrally not too far removed.
The term creole, derived from the Spanish criollo, meaning "one native to the settlement though not ancestrally indigenous to it," has had different cultural meanings in different geographic regions throughout history.
Aboriginal rights are communal rights: They must be grounded in the existence of a historic and preset community, and they may only be exercised by virtue if individual's ancestrally based membership in the present community.
The United States represents the future, but a future that is connected, ancestrally, to the past and to Great Britain.
children of both female and male members whether living or deceased), their lands and reefs, the animal and plant species ancestrally connected with it, its rank, its ceremonial insignia and responsibilities (koni), its songs (wosi), its taboos (kikila) and, of particular importance in the present context, its megwa spells.
Ancestrally, he is an Osage, a tribe historically located on the lower plains, but his name translates as "street of wind" or "windy street.
A combination of field and laboratory research soon showed that butterfly-orchids first colonized the Azores from the Mediterranean rather than from North America, rapidly undergoing miniaturization of their ancestrally large flowers.
The study specifically found that all females tested preferred control males (who had no ancestral vinclozolin exposure) whereas males from both the control and ancestrally treated groups exhibited no particular preference for female type.
The authors suggest that mechanisms that function within nemertean oocytes may have operated ancestrally in follicle cells and conversely may have become co-opted by follicle cells in mammals.
For both the Scottish engineer and the Traills, emigration to the colonies means the possibility of starting over, free of the constraints of the class system of Britain, with its protocols of primogeniture, land inheritance, and ancestrally derived social status.
There is mutual accommodation among different dialect groups (42) and in cases of contact, the V + -n + pronoun object construction, being of high frequency (43) and therefore more susceptible to analogical comparison by speakers, either has disappeared or is disappearing from dialects where it ancestrally existed.