Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Par"ent (?), n. [L. parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. Gr. to give, beget: cf. F. parent. Cf. Part.]
1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord.
Eph. vi. 1.
2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.
Parent cell. (Biol.)
See Mother cell
, under Mother
, also Cytula
. -- Parent nucleus (Biol.)
, a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei. See Karyokinesis
, and Cell division
, under Division