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progeny Line breaks: pro|geny
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒdʒəni/

Definition of progeny in English:


[treated as singular or plural]
A descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring: shorthorn cattle are highly effective in bestowing their characteristics on their progeny
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  • 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.


Middle English: from Old French progenie, from Latin progenies, from progignere 'beget' (see progenitor).

Words that rhyme with progeny

androgyny, homogeny, misogyny
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