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Parent vs. Progenitor

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Parentnoun

One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father.

Progenitornoun

A forefather, any of a person's direct ancestors.

Parentnoun

A surrogate mother

Progenitornoun

An individual from whom one or more people (dynasty, tribe, nation...) are descended.

‘Abraham alias Ibrahim is the progenitor of both the Jewish and Arab peoples.’;

Parentnoun

A third person who has provided DNA samples in a IVF procedure in order to alter faulty genetic material

Progenitornoun

(biology) An ancestral form of a species.

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Parentnoun

A person who acts as a parent in rearing a child; a step-parent or adoptive parent.

Progenitornoun

(figuratively) A predecessor of something, especially if also a precursor or model.

‘ARPANET was the progenitor of the Internet.’; ‘Are neural progenitor cells infected by Zika virus?’;

Parentnoun

(obsolete) A relative.

Progenitornoun

(figuratively) Someone who originates something.

Parentnoun

The source or origin of something.

Progenitornoun

A founder.

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Parentnoun

(biology) An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended.

Progenitornoun

An ancestor in the direct line; a forefather.

‘And reverence thee their great progenitor.’;

Parentnoun

(attributive) Sponsor, supporter, owner, protector.

Progenitornoun

an ancestor in the direct line

Parentnoun

A parent company.

Progenitor

In genealogy, the progenitor (rarer: primogenitor; German: Stammvater or Ahnherr) is the – sometimes legendary – founder of a family, line of descent, clan or tribe, noble house or an ethnic group. Genealogy (commonly known as family history) understands a progenitor to be the earliest recorded ancestor of a consanguineous family group of descendants.

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Parentnoun

(computing) The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node.

Parentverb

To act as parent, to raise or rear.

Parentnoun

One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.

‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord.’;

Parentnoun

That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.

‘Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.’;

Parentnoun

a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian

Parentverb

bring up;

‘raise a family’; ‘bring up children’;

Parent

A parent is a caregiver of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is the caretaker of a child (where refers to offspring, not necessarily age).

‘child’;

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