progeny

[ proj-uh-nee ]
/ ˈprɒdʒ ə ni /

noun, plural prog·e·ny or, for plants or animals, prog·e·nies.

a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.
such descendants or offspring collectively.
something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue.

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Origin of progeny

1250–1300; Middle English progenie<Middle French <Latin prōgeniēs offspring, equivalent to prō-pro-1 + gen-, base of gignere to beget (akin to kin) + -iēs feminine noun suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for progeny

progeny
/ (ˈprɒdʒɪnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc
a result or outcome

Word Origin for progeny

C13: from Latin prōgeniēs lineage; see progenitor
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Medical definitions for progeny

progeny
[ prŏjə-nē ]

n. pl. progeny

One born of, begotten by, or derived from another; an offspring or descendant.
Offspring or descendants considered as a group.
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