[puh-ren-tl] /pəˈrɛn tl/
of or relating to a .
proper to or characteristic of a :
having the relation of a .
Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations preceding the filial generation, each generation being designated by a P followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.
of or relating to a parent or parenthood
(genetics) designating the first generation in a line, which gives rise to all succeeding (filial) generations
1620s, from Latin parentalis “of parents,” from parens (see parent (n.)). Related: Parentally.
parental pa·ren·tal (pə-rěn’tl)
[pahr-luh-men-tuh-ree, -tree or, sometimes, pahrl-yuh-] /ˌpɑr ləˈmɛn tə ri, -tri or, sometimes, ˌpɑrl yə-/ adjective 1. of or relating to a or any of its members. 2. enacted or established by a . 3. having a . 4. of the nature of a . 5. in accordance with the formal rules governing the methods of […]
[puh-roh-kee-uh l] /pəˈroʊ ki əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or financially supported by one or more church parishes: parochial churches in Great Britain. 2. of or relating to parochial schools or the education they provide. 3. very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial: parochial views; a parochial mentality. /pəˈrəʊkɪəl/ adjective 1. narrow […]
[non-par-uh s] /nɒnˈpær əs/ adjective, Physiology. 1. having borne no children. /nɒnˈpærəs/ adjective 1. never having given birth
[non-pahr-tis-uh-puh nt] /ˌnɒn pɑrˈtɪs ə pənt/ noun 1. a person who does not participate.