- adj. systematics Of, or pertaining to, conditions unique to the descendant species of a clade, and not found in earlier ancestral species.
- adj. systematics, comparable, archaic Possessing features believed to be more advanced or improved than those other organisms.
- adj. product of derivation
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of derive.
- adj. formed or developed from something else; not original
“They appear to be sigils, a term derived from the Latin sigilum, which means ‘seal.’”
“Diva is the term derived from the Latin word “divus”, “a divine one”, and in its original use described a woman of exceptional talent, more specifically a great female opera singer.”
“Before correctly spelling "hierarchy," for example, 12-year-old Abigail Spitzer of El Paso, Texas, asked the judges whether the word derived from the Greek root "hieros," meaning sacred.”
“When he is not on stage, Ronnie teaches at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and performs with the Duzan Ensemble, his fusion band Lamajamal - a name derived from the Arabic word for ‘beauty’ - and with the punk circus marching band called Mucca Pazza.”
“The first shomrim, a word derived from the Hebrew word for "guard," was established in Brooklyn in the early 1980s.”
“Veronica is a name derived from the Latin word veritas, for ‘truth,’ and icon for ‘image.’”
“The term derived from broue, a word in the langue saintongeaise related to the French boue, a muddy mix of water and clay.”
“Not the current Robin Williams-Danny DeVito epic, in which “Smoochy” is a fuchsia rhinoceros the name derived from the German dialect verb schmutzen, “to kiss”; in American slang, the noun smooch now refers to any good-humored, occasionally wet expression of affection.”
“Metaphysics is a word derived from the Greek word meta, meaning “going beyond” and physikos, meaning “of the physical plane.””
“When he looked up the definition of “crozier” also spelled “crosier”, he discovered that the word derived from the old French, “crossier,” for “staff bearer.””
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