Definition of offspring
Examples of offspring in a Sentence
The disease can be transmitted from parent to offspring.
The show is about two couples and the adventures of their rebellious offspring.
The colt is the offspring of two racing champions.
Recent Examples of offspring from the Web
This will mean that the gene drive is passed on to all of that organism’s offspring.
Brooks said state veterinarian Tony Frazier is working with the USDA to follow the agency's contingency plan following the positive test, including identifying offspring of the infected cow.
Its sperm and egg cells will thus bear two copies of the new gene, which radically increases the odds that its offspring will inherit it.
Rena Lovelis, the lead singer of the pop-punk, electro-pop, just plain pop band Hey Violet, is an indirect offspring of these singers, but has solved a conundrum none of them have quite mastered: how to make a bad attitude gleam.
The invasive moths and their offspring flourished during two years of drought: experts estimate that nearly 380,000 acres of woodlands were stripped of their leaves in 2015 and 2016.
Learning the flying trapeze is, after all, the most popular offspring of the traditional traveling circus, whose demise has unearthed a flourishing ecosystem of boutique circuses and participatory upstarts across the country.
Because of that, the legal standard is the state’s presumptive parentage law, which simply says a child is presumed to be the offspring of a man if he was married to the woman within 10 months of the child’s birth.
Among the second-generation offspring, one gene linked to nest building stood out—
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Origin and Etymology of offspring
Middle English ofspring, from Old English, from of off + springan to spring
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
OFFSPRING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of offspring for English Language Learners
: a person's child
: the young of an animal or plant
OFFSPRING Defined for Kids
Definition of offspring for Students
: the young of a person, animal, or plant
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