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pro·gen·i·tor

(prō-jen'i-tŏr, -tōr),
A precursor, ancestor; one who begets.
[L.]

progenitor

(prō-jĕn′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A direct ancestor.
2. An originator of a line of descent; a precursor.

progenitor

[-jen′itər]
Etymology: Gk, pro + genein
1 a parent or ancestor.
2 someone or something that begets or creates.

pro·gen·i·tor

(prō-jen'i-tŏr)
A precursor, ancestor; one who begets.
[L.]

progenitor

ancestor, including parent.

progenitor cell
stem cells.