daughter


1daugh·ter

noun \ˈd-tər, ˈdä-\

: a female child

Full Definition of DAUGHTER

1
a :  a female offspring especially of human parents
b :  a female adopted child
c :  a human female descendant
2
:  something considered as a daughter <the United States is a daughter of Great Britain>
3
:  an atomic species that is the product of the radioactive decay of a given element
daugh·ter·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of DAUGHTER

  1. We have a daughter and two sons.

Origin of DAUGHTER

Middle English, doughter, from Old English dohtor; akin to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thygatēr
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with DAUGHTER

2daughter

adjective

Definition of DAUGHTER

1
:  having the characteristics or relationship of a daughter
2
:  belonging to the first generation of offspring, organelles, or molecules produced by reproduction, division, or replication <daughter cell> <daughter DNA molecules>

First Known Use of DAUGHTER

1614

Other Genetics Terms

chimera, hermaphrodite, plasticity

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