genitor

[ jen-i-ter ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪ tər /

noun

a parent, especially a father.

Nearby words

  1. genitive,
  2. genito-,
  3. genitocrural,
  4. genitofemoral,
  5. genitofemoral nerve,
  6. genitourinary,
  7. genitourinary medicine,
  8. genitourinary system,
  9. geniture,
  10. genius

Origin of genitor

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin, equivalent to geni- (variant stem of gignere to beget) + -tor -tor; cognate with Greek genétōr, Sanskrit janitar-

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British Dictionary definitions for genitor

genitor

/ (ˈdʒɛnɪtə, -tɔː) /

noun

the biological father as distinguished from the pater or legal father

Word Origin for genitor

C15: from Latin, from gignere to beget

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