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(di-sent′ )

[Fr. descente, a climb down]

1. An act or instance of moving from a higher place or location to a lower one.
2. Derivation from a common ancestor; lineage; ancestry.
3. In obstetrics, the movement of a fetus through the pelvis during labor and delivery.

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