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mother

 [moth´er]
a female parent. With techniques of assisted fertility, three types of mother can be defined: (1) genetic, (2) gestational, and (3) social. A woman may be one, two, or all three types of mother to a child.
genetic mother a woman whose contribution to the child was the ovum, and hence genes.
gestational mother a woman whose uterus was used for the nurturing and development of an embryo into a baby.
social mother a woman who rears the baby after birth.

moth·er

(mŭth'er),
1. The female parent.
2. Any cell or other structure from which other similar bodies are formed.
[A.S. mōdor]

mother

(mŭth′ər)
n.
1.
a. A woman who gives birth to a child.
b. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
c. A woman who adopts a child.
d. A woman who raises a child.
2. A female parent of an animal.
v. moth·ered, moth·ering, moth·ers
v.intr.
To act or serve as a mother.
Drug slang A regionally popular street term for marijuana
Genetics The progenitor of a cell or cell line, more commonly termed stem cell
Vox populi The female parent

mother

Genetics The progenitor of a cell or cell line. Cf Daughter cell Vox populi The female parent. See Birth mother, Genetic mother, Gestational mother, Surrogate mother, Workingmother.

moth·er

(mŏth'ĕr)
1. The female parent.
2. Any cell or other structure from which other similar bodies are formed.
[A.S. mōdor]

mother

maternal parent; in animals, usually called the dam.

mother hairs
kemp hairs in the fleece of newborn lambs which are shed soon after birth and do not recur.
mother of millions
mother-young relationship
the bond established between the newborn and the mother—a critical factor in maintaining high survival rates; a matter of great importance in enhancing lamb survival.

Patient discussion about mother

Q. How do I break it to my mother that I have infantile amnesia

A. i'de let the doctor that diagnosed me with infantile amnesia to tell it to my parents, he can explains to your mother exactly what it means,treatments all sorts..

Q. how to tell kids their mother has cancer? One is a 4 year old boy and one is a 9 year old girl. any advice?

A. well these kids are dealing with really difficult times. I guess I never thought you should handle these things at such a young age. It gives you a freat jump right into adult life,I don't like it at all, but what can you do? everybody just wish their mother will be better soon.

Q. Can hepatitis pass from mother to her baby? I got hepatitis B when I was given blood in a hospital somewhere in the far east. I’m now pregnant with a baby boy, and I’m a bit worried- Will he also get HBV? I heard that mothers wit HBV must undergo cesarean section instead of regular birth- Is that right? I must add that my liver is fine and I don’t have any active disease at the moment, and so far the pregnancy is OK without any problems. I heard a lot about the importance of breast feeding, and really want to breastfeed him after he’ll be born. Will that be possible?

A. yes.it can.but the chance of in utero transmission is oniy 2%.more often it occures at the time of birth.

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Rolfe-Thomas will be the seventh reverend mother to serve the SSJD since it was founded in 1884.
Over time, and against this backdrop of barely-contained schoolgirl eroticism, Reverend Mother conceives a singular affection for Anna that she understands to be grounded in a certain kind of intellectual like-mindedness: both are concerned that serious things be treated seriously.
For those of you familiar with the "Nunsense" shows, part of the fun is seeing how amusingly duplicitous Reverend Mother Mary Regina can be.
A former reverend mother at the convent in Baddesley Clinton
Herbert introduces this talent in the first chapter of the novel, where Jessica submits Paul to a test by a Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother in order to discover if he might, in fact, be their messianic Kwisatz Haderach come a generation early.
Paul's actions serve as proof of what the Reverend Mother already knows about Jessica's training of the boy.
By the time Reverend Mother Streep voices her doubt, she has been comprehensively abandoned by her writer-director and his artistic choices.
I WAS going to write about Reverend Mother who said I have to announce that we have a case of gonorrhoea in the nunnery, to which an old nun said: "Thank goodness for that.
Nevertheless, all will enjoy her anecdote-filled accounts of life with the taste elite and her own self-confessions that can border on the hilarious: the time, for example, at age 13 when one of her false eyelashes fell into her soup during lunch with the visiting Reverend Mother Superior, and the horrified lady, mistaking it for a cockroach, rushed it to the kitchen.
Among the highlights of her noted career is her performance as Livia in the television production I,Claudius,and her portrayal of Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam in David Lynch's Dune.
Until, as she puts it, "I finally plucked up the courage to ask the Reverend Mother if I could join a karate club and she said, 'Yes.
She makes explicit her dual status as author of the image and abbess of the convent by including an inscription: "This is the work of the Reverend Mother Andriola de Barrachis, abbess of this convent, 1489.