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Definition of Father

Father: (1) The male parent. (2) One who originates. For example, "Wilhelm Roentgen is considered the father of radiology." (3) To produce offspring as a male. (4) To provide paternal protection and guidance to children.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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