A subgroup of a group for which there is a descending series starting from the subgroup and ending at the group, such that every term in the series is a normal subgroup of its predecessor. The series may be an infinite subgroup system. If the series is finite, then the subgroup is subnormal.
- Martyn R. Dixon, "Sylow Theory, Formations, and Fitting Classes", in Locally Finite Groups (World Scientific, 1994) ISBN 9810217951, p.6
Descendant subgroup. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Descendant_subgroup&oldid=31032