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Definitionrelating to the relationship or appropriate to the relationship of children to their parents
genetics: designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
- With his own ghostly voice he had exhorted me, on the sacred consideration of my filial duty and reverence towards him—who might reasonably regard himself as my official ancestor—to bring his mouldy and moth-eaten lucubrations before the public.Introductory (73% in)
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