parental generation n.
The generation of individuals of different genotypes that are mated, usually for scientific purposes, to produce hybrids.
noun 1. a school for problem children.
noun 1. a leave of absence from a job for a parent to care for a new baby.
[puh-ren-tl] /pəˈrɛn tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a . 2. proper to or characteristic of a : parental feelings. 3. having the relation of a . 4. 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 […]
- Parental unit
noun a parent or someone who plays the role of a parent Examples My parental unit is after me again about staying on the phone too long. Usage Note slang noun Parent: The parental units are away for the weekend (Teenagers)