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birth parent

also birth·par·ent (bûrth′pâr′ənt, -păr′-)
n.
One's biological parent.

birth′ par`ent


n.
a parent who has conceived or sired rather than adopted a child and whose genes are therefore transmitted to the child. Also called biological parent.
[1980–85]
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