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Definition of Progeny

Progeny: The children and other descendants. For example one might say that the progeny of someone with a genetic (inherited) condition such as Huntington disease are themselves at risk for the disease.

The word "progeny" is the progeny of the Latin verb "progignere " meaning "to beget."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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