[ jen-i-ter ]
/ ˈdʒɛn ɪ tər /
a parent, especially a father.
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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
/ (ˈdʒɛnɪtə, -tɔː) /
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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