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progenitor

  

      n  
1    a direct ancestor  
2    an originator or founder of a future development; precursor  
     (C14: from Latin: ancestor, from pro-1 + genitor parent, from gignere to beget)  
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progenitor

  
1    ancestor, begetter, forebear, forefather, parent, primogenitor, procreator  
2    antecedent, forerunner, instigator, originator, precursor, predecessor, source  

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