Definition of Parental

1. Adjective. Designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.

Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Antonyms: Filial
Partainyms: Parent
Derivative terms: Parent



2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent. "Parental guidance"
Exact synonyms: Maternal, Paternal
Antonyms: Filial
Derivative terms: Parent

Definition of Parental

1. a. Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations.

Definition of Parental

1. Adjective. of or relating to a parent ¹

2. Adjective. (genetics) of the generation of organisms that produce a hybrid ¹

3. Noun. A person fulfilling a parental role. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parental

1. pertaining to a parent [adj]

Medical Definition of Parental

1. 1. Of or pertaining to a parent or to parents; as, parental authority; parental obligations. 2. Becoming to, or characteristic of, parents; tender; affectionate; devoted; as, parental care. "The careful course and parental provision of nature." (Sir T. Browne) Origin: L. Parentalis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parental

parens
parent
parent-child relations
parent-in-law
parent artery
parent cell
parent companies
parent company
parent compound
parent compounds
parent cyst
parent material
parent nuclide
parentage
parentages
parental (current term)
parental alienation syndrome
parental generation
parental home
parental leave
parental leaves
parental love
parental quality
parental rejection
parentally
parentals
parentation
parentations
parentcraft
parented

Literary usage of Parental

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"parental Smoking The research on the influence of parents' smoking behavior on ... (1990) found a consistent relationship between parental and adolescent ..."

2. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edvard Westermarck (1908)
"The parental feelings originally only last as long as the young are unable to ... As Mr. Fiske observes, " where the infancy is very short, the parental ..."

3. The German Civil Code by Germany (1907)
"If the parental power is terminated in consequence of the death of the child, ... In the case of declaration of death the parental power of the mother ..."

4. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"parental right of custody and commitment to reform institutions. — The restraints upon the employment of children are at the same time restraints upon the ..."

5. The Police Power, Public Policy and Constitutional Rights by Ernst Freund (1904)
"parental right of custody and commitment to reform institutions. —The restraints upon the employment of children are at the same time restraints upon the ..."

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