|a.||1.||Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; |
|2.||Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; |
|Adj.||1.||parental - designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced|
filial - designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
|2.||parental - relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; "parental guidance"|
filial - relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring; "filial respect"