a compound from which derivatives may be obtained.
- Parent cyst
parent cyst n. See mother cyst.
[pair-uh nt, par-] /ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-/ noun 1. a father or a mother. 2. an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor. 3. a source, origin, or cause. 4. a protector or guardian. 5. Biology. any organism that produces or generates another. 6. Physics. the first nuclide in a radioactive series. adjective 7. being the original source: a […]
[pa-ren-ter-uh l] /pæˈrɛn tər əl/ adjective, Anatomy, Medicine/Medical, Physiology. 1. taken into the body in a manner other than through the digestive canal. 2. not within the intestine; not intestinal. /pæˈrɛntərəl/ adjective (med) 1. (esp of the route by which a drug is administered) by means other than through the digestive tract, esp by injection […]
- Parenteric fever
parenteric fever par·en·ter·ic fever (pār’ən-těr’ĭk) n. Any of a group of fevers clinically resembling typhoid and paratyphoid fevers but caused by different bacteria.