1. of or relating to a parent
  2. befitting a parent; affectionate; tender
  3. (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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