noun, plural off·spring, off·springs.
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This study now also shows that in some species, females compete to pass on their genes, but through offspring survival instead of by vying for opportunities to mate.
In the offspring phase, animal reproduction is controlled by the role of a die.The board game Endangered shows just how hard conservation can be|Sarah Zielinski|August 21, 2020|Science News
These surrogate sires, equipped with sperm from prize bulls, would then be released into range herds that are often genetically isolated and difficult to access, and the premium genes would then be transmitted to their offspring.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
That’s not good news for the offspring or the parents, although it can lead to benefits for the whole species since deleterious mutations get quickly pruned away.How Life Could Continue to Evolve - Issue 88: Love & Sex|Caleb Scharf|August 12, 2020|Nautilus
The offspring of centenarians also have lower chances of age-related diseases and exhibit a more “youthful” profile of metabolism and age-related inflammation than others of the same age and gender.The Secret to a Long, Healthy Life Is in the Genes of the Oldest Humans Alive|Shelly Fan|August 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
Given his philandering reputation, it is perhaps unsurprising that there are several people who claim to be his offspring.Spanish Court To Consider Paternity Claims Against Former King Juan Carlos|Tom Sykes|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mary Soames is an exception to the rule that gilded offspring endure life rather than enjoy it.Churchill’s Secret Treasures for Sale: A British PM’s Life on the Auction Block|Tom Teodorczuk|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Al Qaeda and its Iraqi offspring ISIS compete for recruits and territory.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you need a show for millennials, why not hand it over to Ronan Farrow, the offspring of celebrity parents.
But included on the list is “responsibility with regard to offspring.”What’s the Catholic Church’s Problem With Couples Without Children?|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many branches, and make a noise as unclean roots upon the top of a rock.
By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters.
Here the proud state that claimed him as her own offspring, met him with the injustice of a malignant step-dame.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
If the parent, by Covenanting, ought to vow to observe a system of moral duties, ought not the offspring?The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
It is the offspring of a sickly taste, a deceitful heart, and a sure proof of low breeding.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley