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progenitor

美国发音:[proʊ'dʒenɪtər]
英国发音:[prəʊ'dʒenɪtə(r)]

[n]
英语解释:a person in your family who was born a long time ago; a parent
常见翻译:(人及动植物的)祖先;先驱;前辈

The first ancestor; the person who starts an idea or development.
According to the Bible, Adam is the progenitor of mankind; that is, he is the first member of mankind, and from him are descended all other human beings. The progenitor of a family is the most ancient member of a family. A person who first gets the idea of something that others follow is the progenitor of the idea.