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."
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Offspring; descendants. [L. progenies, fr. progigno, to beget]

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prog·e·ny 'präj-(ə-)nē n, pl -nies offspring of animals or plants

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prog·e·ny (projґə-ne) [L. progignere to bring forth] offspring, or descendants.

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