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parent

par´ent   Pronunciation: pâr´ent or pār´ent; 277
n.1.One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord.
- Eph. vi. 1.
2.That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.
- Channing.
Parent cell
(Biol.) See Mother cell, under Mother, also Cytula.
Parent nucleus
(Biol.) a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.
Noun1.parentparent - a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
Antonyms:
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
Verb1.parent - bring up; "raise a family"; "bring up children"
Synonyms: bring up, nurture, rear, raise
(mathematics, data)parent - (Or "mother", "precedessor") In a tree, a node which points to at least one daughter node.
agent, ancestor, ancestorial, ancestral, ancestress, author, begetter, beginner, catalyst, causer, creator, effector, engenderer, father, fatherlike, fatherly, generator, grandfatherly, grandmotherly, grandparent, grandparental, guardian, inspirer, instigator, maker, mater, materfamilias, maternal, mother, motherlike, motherly, mover, origin, originator, parental, pater, paterfamilias, paternal, patriarchal, prime mover, primum mobile, procreator, producer, progenitor, progenitress, progenitrix, root, sire, source, stepfather, stepmother
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