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Definition of progenitor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    progenitor

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//proʊˈdʒɛnət̮ər//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1a person or thing from the past that a person, an animal, or a plant that is alive now is related to synonym ancestor He was the progenitor of a family of distinguished actors.
  2. 2a person who starts an idea or a development the progenitors of modern art
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