biparental

adjective

bi·​pa·​ren·​tal ˌbī-pə-ˈren-tᵊl How to pronounce biparental (audio)
: of, relating to, involving, or derived from two parents
biparentally adverb

Examples of biparental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our biased admiration for good fathers is misapplied to a species, such as the bald eagle, in which biparental care is the rule. Time, 17 June 2023 And two other families each had members of multiple generations harboring biparental mtDNA. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biparental was in 1892

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“Biparental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biparental. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

biparental

adjective
bi·​pa·​ren·​tal ˌbī-pə-ˈrent-ᵊl How to pronounce biparental (audio)
: of, relating to, involving, or derived from two parents
biparental reproduction
biparentally adverb
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