The evolutionary or genetic line of descent of an animal or plant
the ancestry of the rose is extremely complicated
The origin or background of something
the book traces the ancestry of women's poetry
lineage: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
An ancestor is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an ancestor (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent, and so forth).
The ancestry of the people of the United States is widely varied and includes descendants of populations from around the world, some presumably extinct elsewhere. ...
Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent; A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent
For a replicator L in a clade C, the ancestry of L in C is: (1) L, (2) all ancestors of L that are also in C. If the clade is uniparental the ancestry of L is a sequence of replicators L = L^0, L^1, L^2, . . ., L^n where L^k+1 = the parent of L^k and L^n is the founder of C. ...
Denotes all of your ancestors from your parents as far back as they are traceable.
1. Family descent or lineage 2. Ancestors collectively
Line of descent, therefore a person, plant, animal or object that is related to one existing at a later point in time
a person's nationality group, lineage, or the country in which the person's parents or ancestors were born before they came to the United States.
To trace a family line from parents to as far back as can be traced.