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daughter

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noun daugh·ter \ˈdȯ-tər, ˈdä-\

Definition of daughter

  1. 1 anthropology a :  a female offspring especially of human parentsb :  a female adopted childc :  a human female descendant

  2. 2 :  something considered as a daughter the United States is a daughter of Great Britain

  3. 3 chemistry :  an atomic species (see 1species 1e) that is the product of the radioactive decay (see 2decay 6a) of a given element radon, the daughter of radium

daughterless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of daughter in a sentence

  1. We have a daughter and two sons.

Origin and Etymology of daughter

Middle English, doughter, from Old English dohtor; akin to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thygatēr


First Known Use: before 12th century


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daughter

adjective daugh·ter

Definition of daughter

  1. 1 :  having the characteristics or relationship of a daughter (see 1daughter 1)

  2. 2 biology :  belonging to the first generation of offspring, organelles, or molecules produced by reproduction, division, or replication a daughter cell daughter DNA molecules

Origin and Etymology of daughter

see 1daughter


First Known Use: 1610

Other Genetics Terms



DAUGHTER Defined for English Language Learners

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daughter

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noun daugh·ter \ˈdȯ-tər, ˈdä-\

Definition of daughter for English Language Learners

  • : a female child


DAUGHTER Defined for Kids

daughter

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noun daugh·ter \ˈdȯ-tər\

Definition of daughter for Students

  1. 1 :  a female child or offspring

  2. 2 :  a woman or girl associated with or thought of as a child of something (as a country, race, or religion) The book tells the stories of two daughters of Africa.


Medical Dictionary

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daughter

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noun daugh·ter \ˈdȯt-ər\

Medical Definition of daughter

  1. 1a:  a human female having the relation of child to a parentb:  a female offspring of an animal

  2. 2:  an atomic species that is the product of the radioactive decay of a given element radon is the daughter of radium


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daughter

adjective daugh·ter

Medical Definition of daughter

  1. 1:  having the characteristics or relationship of a daughter

  2. 2:  belonging to the first generation of offspring, organelles, or molecules produced by reproduction, division, or replication a daughter cell daughter chromosomes



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