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  • n  the immediate descendants of a person
    she was the mother of many offspring
  • n  something that comes into existence as a result
    industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
  • n  any immature animal

  • So too were the next generation of Eurasians, the offspring of American soldiers in Southeast Asia.
  • What makes the langurs different is that the winner tries to bite to death the young offspring of his predecessor.
  • He says being heard over the media din about boomers and their offspring, Generation Y, or "millennials" as they're now known, isn't just a challenge, it's annoying.
News & Articles

  • Obese male mice father offspring with higher levels of body fat
    Male mice who were fed a high-fat diet and became obese were more likely to father offspring who also had higher levels of body fat, a new study finds. The effect was observed primarily in male offspring, despite their consumption of a low-fat diet, scientists reported.
    June 17, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Stress of the fathers can be visited upon their sons
    Just in case you needed another reason to be nice to Dad today: New research out of the University of Pennsylvania's medical and veterinary schools found stressful experiences can be transferred to sperm, increasing the odds that offspring will have blunted responses to stress. That, in turn, is known to be linked to anxiety and depression.
    June 17, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Celebrate Fatherhood With 10 Moving Songs
    To mark 2013's day for dads we're celebrating fatherhood through the medium of music. While back in May we listened to songs written for moms for Mother's Day, this time we've created a playlist of tunes penned by musical fathers for their offspring SEE ALSO: 20 Goofy Someecards to Show Your Dad You (Kind of) Care Embrace the cheese and take a musical journey through our video gallery above. If ...
    June 17, 2013 - Mashable

  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    If it hasn't been for Selma, I wouldn't be here,Obama said. "This is the site of my conception. I am the fruits of your labor. I am the offspring of the movement. When people ask me if I've been to Selma before, I tell them I'm coming...
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr in The Hook
    In a now infamous opinion, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote: "It's better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those...
  • Donald Sutherland in Seattle Times
    Offspring are strange and complicated beings. I've been incredibly fortunate. If there is a wealth that I've had in my life freely, truly it's my five children,Sutherland says.

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