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offspring

[awf-spring, of-] /ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-/
noun, plural offspring, offsprings.
1.
children or young of a particular parent or progenitor.
2.
a child or animal in relation to its parent or parents.
3.
a descendant.
4.
descendants collectively.
5.
the product, result, or effect of something:
the offspring of an inventive mind.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English ofspring; see off, of1, spring (v.)
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British Dictionary definitions for offsprings

offspring

/ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ/
noun
1.
the immediate descendant or descendants of a person, animal, etc; progeny
2.
a product, outcome, or result
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Word Origin and History for offsprings

offspring

n.

Old English ofspring "children or young collectively, descendants," literally "those who spring off (someone,)" from off + springan "to spring" (see spring (v.)). The figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.

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offsprings in Medicine

offspring off·spring (ôf'sprĭng')
n.

  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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