Parental



[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 in the sequence.
/pəˈrɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a parent or parenthood
2.
(genetics) designating the first generation in a line, which gives rise to all succeeding (filial) generations
adj.

1620s, from Latin parentalis “of parents,” from parens (see parent (n.)). Related: Parentally.

parental pa·ren·tal (pə-rěn’tl)
adj.

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