parent

Definition of 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.

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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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