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.
[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 […]