a parent or someone who plays the role of a parent
My parental unit is after me again about staying on the phone too long.
Parent: The parental units are away for the weekend (Teenagers)
- Parent cell
parent cell (pâr’ənt) A cell that is the source of other cells, as a cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells, or a stem cell that is a progenitor of other cells or is the first in a line of developing cells. Also called mother cell.
noun 1. a corporation or other business enterprise that owns controlling interests in one or more subsidiary companies (distinguished from ). noun 1. a company that owns more than half the shares of another company
noun, Chemistry. 1. a compound from which derivatives may be obtained.
- Parent cyst
parent cyst n. See mother cyst.