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apical ancestor

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apical ancestor (plural apical ancestors)

  1. In kinship and descent, a common ancestor from whom a lineage or clan may trace its descent. The ancestor who is at the apex of the genealogy.
  2. For clans, a common ancestor, who may be real, fictionalized, or a nonhuman totem.

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