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Definition of Ancestral


  1. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.

Ancestral Quotations

Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
George Eliot

The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.
Margaret Walker

What Darwinian theory shows us is that all human races are extremely close to each other. None of them is in any sense ancestral to any other; none of them is more primitive than any other. We are all modern races of exactly equal status, evolutionarily speaking.
Richard Dawkins

Evolution acts slowly. Our psychological characteristics today are those that promoted reproductive success in the ancestral environmen.
Keith Henson

We carry stores of DNA in our nuclei that may have come in, at one time or another, from the fusion of ancestral cells and the linking of ancestral organisms in symbiosis. Our genomes are catalogues of instructions from all kinds of sources in nature, filed for all kinds of contingencies.
Lewis Thomas
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Ancestral Translations

ancestral in German is angestammt, die Vorfahren betreffend
ancestral in Spanish is ancestral
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