Definition of progeny in English:
noun[treated as singular or plural]
A descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring: the progeny of mixed marriages
More example sentences
- Chromosome counting was carried out on the 16 aberrant plants of the 1999 progeny.
- While performing this experiment, we discovered almost a hundred sources of male sterile cytoplasm, which were distinguished by their overwhelming frequency of male sterile plants in segregating test progenies.
- Among these viable progenies, plants with 28 chromosomes (13 ring bivalent + 1 rod bivalent) were identified.
offspring, young, babies, children, sons and daughters, family, brood;
descendants, heirs, scions;
archaic seed, fruit of one's loins
Middle English: from Old French progenie, from Latin progenies, from progignere 'beget' (see progenitor).
Words that rhyme with progenyandrogyny, homogeny, misogyny
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