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Definition of Cepa


  1. It refers to a population of microorganisms of a single species that are descendants of a single cell, or that come from a particular sample. An example would be: The strain of smallpox no longer exists.
  2. Part of the plants that is inside the earth and where the roots are attached. For example: Juanito uproots that stump plant.
  3. In the vine, it refers to the trunk from which each of the branches sprouts , that is, the exact place where the branch meets the stem.


  1. It refers to the ancestors or genealogical tree of a family, especially when it comes to proving a lineage or surname. For example: I am a full- blooded González.


The word strain is a word that comes from the Latin ceppus that designates a “pilaster that is erected in memory of a dead person”. By extension, this term began to be used as a synonym for “trunk” to designate a part of the plants and the lineage in a family tree.

This term is used to designate a group of related organisms, such as fungi, bacteria, or a virus. This is so, because they are part of the same lineage or share a common ancestor.


  1. In biology, the strain is of scientific interest due to the biological information they contain, since they are phenotypic microorganisms, that is, they represent a proportion derived from a larger organism.
  2. Cepa is also an attribute or adjective to describe a correct , transparent and “good family” person. Usually heard in the phrase “is of good strain”.