noun prog·e·ny \ˈprä-jə-nē\

: a person who comes from a particular parent or family : the child or descendant of someone

: the young of an animal or plant

: something that is the product of something else

plural prog·e·nies

Full Definition of PROGENY

a :  descendants, children
b :  offspring of animals or plants
:  a body of followers, disciples, or successors

Examples of PROGENY

  1. Many Americans are the progeny of immigrants.
  2. The small plants are the progeny of an oak tree.
  3. Their work is the progeny of many earlier studies.

Origin of PROGENY

Middle English progenie, from Anglo-French, from Latin progenies, from progignere
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity
PROGENIES Defined for Kids


noun prog·e·ny \ˈprä-jə-nē\
plural prog·e·nies

Definition of PROGENY for Kids

:  human descendants or animal offspring
Medical Dictionary


noun prog·e·ny \ˈpräj-(ə-)nē\
plural prog·e·nies

Medical Definition of PROGENY

:  offspring of animals or plants


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