offspring meaning

EN[ˈɒfsprɪŋ] [ˈɑfsprɪŋ]
  • In biology, offspring is the product of reproduction of a new organism produced by one or, in the case of sexual reproduction, two parents. Collective offspring may be known as a brood or progeny in a more general way.
  • Human offspring (descendants) are referred to as children (without reference to age,
  • The offspring of an individual contains many parts and properties that are very precise and accurate in what they consist of, and thus what they define for.
  • To focus more on the offspring and how it results in the formation of the f1 generation, is an inheritance called sex-linkage, which is a gene which is located on the sex chromosome and patterns of these inheritance differ in both male and female.

    Definition of offspring in English Dictionary

  • NounPLoffspringsPREoff-SUF-ing
    1. A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children.
      1. All a person's descendants, including further generations.
        1. An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young.
          1. In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
        2. (figuratively) Another produce, result of an entity's efforts.
          1. Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring. ‎
        3. (computing) A process launched by another process.
        4. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • The offspring displayed an enhanced anemotactic approach response to the trained odors, however, and did not differentiate between orders based on whether parental training was aversive or appetitive.
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                • Irregular plurals
                  • Invariant nouns
                • Noun plural forms
                  • Irregular plurals
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                • Invariant nouns
                  • Irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                    • Nouns with irregular plurals
                      • Invariant nouns
                      • Countable nouns
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                    Source: Wiktionary

                    Meaning of offspring for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "offspring" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
                    Difficultness: Level 2
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                    Definiteness: Level 9
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