Parental meaning

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parent.
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Of or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.
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Of or characteristic of a parent or parents.
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Constituting the source or origin of something.
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Designating or of the generation in which fertilization produces hybrids.
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Relating to or characteristic of a parent.
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Relating to or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.
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Of or relating to a parent.
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(genetics) Of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid.
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A person fulfilling a parental role.

Nowadays there are all kinds of potential parentals besides parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, step-parents, in-laws, older siblings and cousins, and those in civil unions.

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Origin of parental

  • From Latin parentalis, from parens (“parent")

    From Wiktionary