genitor

[jen-i-ter]

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

noun
  1. 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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