biparental

[ bahy-puh-ren-tl ]
/ ˌbaɪ pəˈrɛn tl /
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adjective

pertaining to or having traits or characteristics that stem from both parents.

Nearby words

  1. biovar,
  2. biovular,
  3. biowarfare,
  4. bioweapon,
  5. bipack,
  6. biparietal,
  7. biparietal diameter,
  8. biparous,
  9. bipartisan,
  10. bipartisanship

Origin of biparental

First recorded in 1895–1900; bi-1 + parental

Related formsbi·pa·ren·tal·ly, adverb

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Medicine definitions for biparental

biparental

[ bī′-pə-rĕntl ]

adj.

Having two parents, male and female.
Of or derived from two parents.

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