parental

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From Middle French parental, from Latin parentalis, from parens (parent)

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parental (comparative more parental, superlative most parental)

  1. of or relating to a parent
  2. (genetics) of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid
    • 1916, William E. Castle & Gregor Mendel, Genetics & Eugenics, p. 101.
      This, following Bateson, we may call the parental generation or P generation. Subsequent generations are called filial generations (abbreviated F) and their numerical order is indicated by a subscript, [...]

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parental (plural parentals)

  1. A person fulfilling a parental role.
    Nowadays there are all kinds of potential parentals besides parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, step-parents, in-laws, older siblings and cousins, and those in civil unions.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parent +‎ -al

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parental (feminine singular parentale, masculine plural parentaux, feminine plural parentales)

  1. parental

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parental m, f (plural parentais, comparable)

  1. parental (relating to parents)
  2. relating to relatives

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parental (plural parentales)

  1. parental