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Offspring; descendants.
[L. progenies, fr. progigno, to beget]


n. pl. progeny or proge·nies
a. The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
b. A child or children of a parent or parents: claimed to be the progeny of the king.
c. A person's descendants considered as a group.


Etymology: L, progenies
1 offspring; an individual or organism resulting from a particular mating.
2 the descendants of a known or common ancestor.


Offspring; descendants.
[L. progenies, fr. progigno, to beget]


offspring; descendants.

expected progeny difference (EPD)
the difference in performance to be expected from future progeny of a sire, compared with that expected from future progeny of the average sire in the same population. EPDs are generally expressed either as a plus or minus difference from the population average, reported in the units of measure of the trait.
progeny testing
a test originally based on red cell antigens but increasingly on restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), called also DNA fingerprinting. The offspring can have only those blood group antigens possessed by one or both of its parents. Identification of the offspring's antigens makes it possible to exclude some possible sires because they carry antigens not possessed by the subject animal. Similarly, the inheritance of a particular RFLP is directly linked to that found in each parent. Called also parentage determination, parentage exclusion testing.

Patient discussion about progeny

Q. only kids get ADHD?

A. The disorder may persist throughout adult life, but it comes to attention during childhood, and therefore the impression that only kids "get" ADHD, that represents the average age in which the disorder is first DIAGNOSED, and not the age in which it is PREVALENT (which may be also adult age).

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Q. how to tell kids their mother has cancer? One is a 4 year old boy and one is a 9 year old girl. any advice?

A. well these kids are dealing with really difficult times. I guess I never thought you should handle these things at such a young age. It gives you a freat jump right into adult life,I don't like it at all, but what can you do? everybody just wish their mother will be better soon.

Q. Snacks for kids – is there a healthy option? My 8 years-old son eats snacks every day, and although he’s not fat by any means, I still want to give him good eating habits. Do you have any idea for healthy snacks? Is there any chance he’ll give up his chocolate and coke for fruits???

A. fruit or peanut butter and jelly,peanut butter provides protein,jelly is a fruit.

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