[ UK /ˈɒfspɹɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔfsˌpɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. any immature animal
  2. something that comes into existence as a result
    this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts
    industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
  3. the immediate descendants of a person
    she was the mother of many offspring
    he died without issue
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How To Use offspring In A Sentence

  • That notion identifies heritability with the regression of the offspring phenotype on the parental (or biparental mean in the case of sexual reproduction), where both phenotypes are presented as z-scores (i.e., set to mean = 0 and standard deviation = 1). Miss Winter Solstice
  • I just hadn't realised that so many straight men could be so selfish and unloving towards their offspring.
  • * In primitive conditions, given the unsually demanding task (compared to other mammals) of raising human babies, paternal investment in offspring is required. The Volokh Conspiracy » Interracial Marriage Rates Going Up
  • Here he connects to that discussion the situation of the wretched offspring who are undutiful toward their parents.
  • The key is that the promise was made to Abraham and to his seed, that is, to one seed, to one offspring.
  • Likewise, the status of the father determined that of the offspring; the children of a noblewoman who married a commoner would not be noble.
  • The cause for contracepting offspring is the "population explosion".
  • In Kekexili, he encountered large groups of female antelopes with their offspring.
  • The temperature at which the eggs of ectothermic vertebrates incubate can influence several phenotypic traits of offspring.
  • All four animals will eventually return to zoos in China, but their offspring will be returned to wildlife reserves.
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