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lin·e·age

(lin'ē-ăj),
Descent in a line from a common progenitor or source.
[O. Fr. ligne, line of descent]
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lineage

(lĭn′ē-ĭj)
n.
1.
a. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
b. Derivation.
2. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
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lineage

(lĭn′ē-ĭj) [ME. linage]
A group of individuals, animals, cells, or genes that share a common ancestor.
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lineage

a common line of descent from ancient ancestors to modern forms.
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