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  1. pertaining to or having traits or characteristics that stem from both parents.
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Origin of biparental

First recorded in 1895–1900; bi-1 + parental
Related formsbi·pa·ren·tal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for biparental

Historical Examples

  • Hence selection of biparental forms is a precarious process, now going forward, now backwards, now standing still.

    A Critique of the Theory of Evolution

    Thomas Hunt Morgan

biparental in Medicine


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