[pair-uh nt, par-] /ˈpɛər ənt, ˈpær-/
a father or a mother.
an ancestor, precursor, or progenitor.
a source, origin, or cause.
a protector or guardian.
Biology. any organism that produces or generates another.
Physics. the first nuclide in a radioactive series.
being the original source:
a parent organization.
Biology. pertaining to an organism, cell, or complex molecular structure that generates or produces another:
parent cell; parent DNA.
verb (used with object)
to be or act as parent of:
to parent children with both love and discipline.
a father or mother
a person acting as a father or mother; guardian
(rare) an ancestor
a source or cause
early 15c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French parent “father, parent, relative, kin” (11c.), from Latin parentem (nominative parens) “father or mother, ancestor,” noun use of present participle of parere “bring forth, give birth to, produce,” from PIE root *pere- “to bring forth” (see pare). Began to replace native elder after c.1500.
1660s, from parent (n.). Related: Parented; parenting.
parent par·ent (pâr’ənt, pār’-)
v. par·ent·ed, par·ent·ing, par·ents
[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.
[pair-uh n-teez, -tees, par-] /ˌpɛər ənˈtiz, -ˈtis, ˌpær-/ noun 1. (def 2).
[puh-ren-thuh-sis] /pəˈrɛn θə sɪs/ noun, plural parentheses [puh-ren-thuh-seez] /pəˈrɛn θəˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. either or both of a pair of signs () used in writing to mark off an interjected explanatory or qualifying remark, to indicate separate groupings of symbols in mathematics and symbolic logic, etc. 2. Usually, parentheses. the material contained within these marks. […]