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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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Little Jacob applauded till his hands were sore; Kit cried 'an-kor' at the end of everything, the three-act piece included; and Barbara's mother beat her umbrella on the floor, in her ecstasies, until it was nearly worn down to the gingham.
My mother bent her head, and begged her to walk in.
if my husband was to be believed, his mother must have tracked us to London, tracked us to the church, tracked us to the railway station, tracked us to Ramsgate
In bed, she projected against her closed eyelids the few rich scenes of her mother that her child-memory retained.
One day, as her mother stooped over the cradle, the infant's eyes had been caught by the glimmering of the gold embroidery about the letter; and putting up her little hand she grasped at it, smiling, not doubtfully, but with a decided gleam, that gave her face the look of a much older child.
That evening while Meg was writing to her father to report the traveler's safe arrival, Jo slipped upstairs into Beth's room, and finding her mother in her usual place, stood a minute twisting her fingers in her hair, with a worried gesture and an undecided look.
Why, Mother, dost think I don't set store by Dinah?
And again in a futile struggle with reality her mother, refusing to believe that she could live when her beloved boy was killed in the bloom of life, escaped from reality into a world of delirium.
No one ever spoke of it to her, or asked her if she had read it: one does not ask a mother if she knows that there is a little coffin in the house.
Never, mamma, none," answered Kitty, flushing a little, and looking her mother straight in the face, "but there's no use in my telling you anything, and I.
Well, I'm glad you've come," her mother said, as soon as the last note had passed out of her, "I want to go and fetch your father; but what's more'n that, I want to tell 'ee what have happened.
So she stayed on with Mother Holle for some time, and then she began to grow unhappy.