parental

See also: parenteral

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French parental, from Latin parentalis, from parens (parent).

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parental (comparative more parental, superlative most parental)

  1. of or relating to a parent
  2. befitting a parent; affectionate; tender
  3. (genetics) of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid
    • 1916, William E. Castle & Gregor Mendel, Genetics & Eugenics, p. 101.
      This, following Bateson, we may call the parental generation or P generation. Subsequent generations are called filial generations (abbreviated F) and their numerical order is indicated by a subscript, [...]

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parental (plural parentals)

  1. 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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

parent +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pa.ʁɑ̃.tal/
  • (file)

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parental (feminine parentale, masculine plural parentaux, feminine plural parentales)

  1. parental

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: pa‧ren‧tal
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

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parental m or f (plural parentais, not comparable)

  1. (relational) parent; parental
  2. (relational) relative (relating to familial relations)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French parental.

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parental m or n (feminine singular parentală, masculine plural parentali, feminine and neuter plural parentale)

  1. parental

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parental (plural parentales)

  1. parental

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