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


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

Origin of biparental

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

Related forms

bi·pa·ren·tal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for biparental


[ bī′-pə-rĕntl ]


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