[awf-spring, of-]
noun, plural offspring, offsprings.
children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
a descendant.
descendants collectively.
the product, result, or effect of something: the offspring of an inventive mind.

before 950; Middle English; Old English ofspring; see off, of1, spring (v.) Unabridged
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offspring (ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ)
1.  the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
2.  a product, outcome, or result

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Word Origin & History

O.E. ofspring "children or young collectively, descendants," lit. "those who spring off (someone,)" from off + springan "to spring" (see spring (v.)). The fig. sense is first recorded 1609.
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Medical Dictionary

offspring off·spring (ôf'sprĭng')

  1. The progeny or descendants of a person, an animal, or a plant considered as a group.

  2. A child of particular parentage.

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Example sentences for offspring
The eggs would then grow and hatch her offspring inside their hosts.
This leaves a short window for their own offspring to be born and mature.
All animals are able to produce offspring through selffertilization.
The adult does not contact the growing offspring, but it nonetheless does
  provide food.
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