birth parent.

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  • birth parent — noun 1. A natural parent (as contrasted with an adoptive parent) 2. A birth mother or her partner (as contrasted with a genetic parent) • • • Main Entry: ↑birth * * * noun, pl ⋯ ents [count] : the natural father or mother of a child who has been… …   Useful english dictionary

  • birth parent — birth .parent n a child s natural mother or father, rather than someone who has become the child s legal mother or father through ↑adoption …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • birth parent — birth ,parent noun count one of the parents someone had when they were born, rather than one of the parents who ADOPTED them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • birth parent — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms birth parent : singular birth parent plural birth parents one of the parents someone had when they were born, rather than one of the parents who adopted them …   English dictionary

  • birth parent — birth′ par ent n. dvl med a parent who has conceived or sired rather than adopted a child and whose genes are therefore transmitted to the child Also called biological parent • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • birth parent — noun a biological as opposed to an adoptive parent …   English new terms dictionary

  • birth parent. — See biological parent. Also, birthparent …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˈbirth ˌparent — noun [C] one of the parents that someone had when they were born, rather than one of the parents who ADOPTED them …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • parent — par|ent W1S1 [ˈpeərənt US ˈper ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin, present participle of parere to give birth to ] 1.) the father or mother of a person or animal ▪ Children under fourteen should be accompanied by a parent. ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • birth — 1. noun /bɜː(ɹ)θ/ a) The process of childbearing. He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him. b) An instance of childbirth. See Also: accident of birth, bear, birth control …   Wiktionary

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