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nonparental


adjective

  1. of or relating to a parent.
  2. proper to or characteristic of a parent: parental feelings.
  3. having the relation of a parent
  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.

noun Usually parentals. Also called parental unit.

  1. Informal. one’s parent (often preceded by the): I’m headed for a vacation with the parentals.

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. adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parent.
  2. Of or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.

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