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Definition of Mother

Mother: (1) The female parent. (2) To produce offspring as a female. To attribute the maternity of. (3) A cell or other structure from which similar cells or structures are formed. Accordingly, such a cell might be referred to as the mother cell.(4) To provide maternal protection, guidance, and nurturing to children.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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