daughter


daughter
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, doughter, from Old English dohtor; akin to Old High German tohter daughter, Greek thygatēr Date: before 12th century 1. a. a female offspring especially of human parents b. a female adopted child c. a human female descendant 2. something considered as a daughter <
the United States is a daughter of Great Britain
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3. an atomic species that is the product of the radioactive decay of a given element • daughterless adjective II. adjective Date: 1614 1. having the characteristics or relationship of a daughter 2. belonging to the first generation of offspring, organelles, or molecules produced by reproduction, division, or replication <
daughter cell
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daughter DNA molecules
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.