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1. decay product.
2. arising from cell division, as a daughter cell.


In nuclear medicine, an isotope that is the disintegration product of a radionuclide. See: daughter isotope, radionuclide generator.
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/daugh·ter/ (daw´ter)
1. decay product.
2. arising from cell division, as a daughter cell.


1. One's female child.
2. A female descendant.
3. The immediate product of the radioactive decay of an element.
1. Possessing the characteristics of a daughter; having the relationship of a daughter.
2. Of or relating to a cell, organelle, or other structure produced by division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.
3. Produced by or resulting from the decay of a radioactive element: daughter atom; daughter nuclide.

daugh′ter·ly adj.
Cell biology A progeny cell from mitosis
Family medicine A female offspring
Nuclear medicine A radionuclide formed from the radioactive decay of a parent molecule


In nuclear medicine, an isotope that is the disintegration product of a radionuclide.
See: daughter isotope, radionuclide generator
[O.E. dohtor]

daughter (decay product),

n 1. a nuclide formed from the radioactive decay of another nuclide called the parent.
2. after meiosis, one parent cell produces four daughter cells. These cells have half the number of chromosomes found in the original parent cell and, with crossing over, are genetically different.


1. female offspring.
2. arising from cell division, as a daughter cell.
3. product of the decay or radioactive disintegration of a radionuclide. Usually formed as a result of successive transformations in a series. See also decay (3).

daughter cyst
see daughter cyst.

Patient discussion about daughter

Q. Will my daughter have endometriosis also? I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 15. Now, 15 years and many efforts later I finally have an adorable baby girl. Because I had such a bad experience with endometriosis, I'm a little worried- will she have endometriosis too? Is it genetic? Can I do something to prevent it?

A. Your daughter has higher chances to also suffer from endometriosis, but there's really nothing you can do to prevent it, so for the time being you shouldn't really worry about it. What you can do is to be more aware of the appearance of symptoms, so it can be diagnosed more quickly.

Q. I had one daughter and I believe that she is with ADHD.. This is Linda, I had one daughter and I believe that she is with ADHD. In about three weeks, my daughter is going to be 3 years old. She is very hyperactive and she can’t sit in a place even for 2 minutes. She’s just hitting every body around the house even when we go out in the playground or at relative houses. I just really don't know what to do any more. What do you think I should do? I am wondering if you can give me some advice!

A. diagnosing ADHD is done on older age then 3. It is important to understand that diagnosis of ADHD usually comes after the age of 6 -before that it can be a wrong diagnosis. even after the age of 6 it's not an easy diagnosis and hyperactivity can be caused by several other things. could be very active thyroid, but most of the time it's called - childhood :)

Q. Should I Vaccinate My Daughter Against HPV? I have a 12 year old daughter. Her School wants all the girls aged 12 and up to be vaccinated against HPV. A lot of Parents are against this vaccine. I want to know more about this vaccine and if I should vaccinate my daughter.

A. before you would like to go on with any vaccination, you should check out this very long list of links:


at the bottom you will also find links in english. vaccinations in general are very disputable/dubious and it is probably time that we learn about it.

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That said, even though Daughterhood was designed for women caring for aging parents, anyone is welcome, including men and people caring for family members other than their parents.
All Daughterhood members seem to agree that one of the best benefits of the group is the ability to share their experiences and what they've learned with one another.
But did the glories of intermittent masculine adoration and great sex wash away what was, from another perspective, the profound aimlessness of women's lives: the self-glorifying primness, the exaltation of petty privilege and the propensity to whimsical cruelty, the obsession with fashion, the embracing of childlike dependencies on men and slaves and of daughterhood as an identity extending well into adulthood?
Davis, "Feminist Critics and Literary Mothers: Daughters Reading Elizabeth Gaskell," Signs 17 (1992): 507-32, contends that "the complicated interrelatedness of motherhood and daughterhood have shaped the way feminist critics analyze both the mother/daughter relationship and Gaskell's presentation of feminine nurturance" (p.
Whereas in the immanent Trinity the Son is the "treasurer" of the Holy Spirit (to use a typically Eastern expression), in the economic Trinity the Spirit is always, as Paul says, the "Spirit of sonship" (Romans 8:15) (and daughterhood too), drawing humanity into union, whether hypostatic or nonhypostatic, precisely with the Son.
By the power of the Holy Spirit, living faith in Christ brings about the state of sonship or daughterhood of God.
The failure to consider the complex mother-daughter relationships in The Sound and the Fury," says Trouard, "has effectively nullified motherhood and daughterhood as values" (p.
Ritratti di donne africane), when she focuses on motherhood, daughterhood and fatherhood she selects the most intimate aspects of those relationships.
This book also serves as a good introduction for those who are interested in learning more about Italian feminist theories on motherhood, daughterhood, and sisterhood.
Called "Econstructing Sisterhood," it is about professional, personal and electronic relations, about biological sisterhood and daughterhood, about the drama of "going public," the theatre of the familial, the unanswered questions of feminism, the public/private status of email.
She repeatedly falls into a complicated space where various women's struggles of economy and identity play themselves out around her body, and her perfection (while ostensibly signaling good daughterhood and the "heterosexual plot" between Walter Gay and herself) also signals the space of transgressive desire.
Virginia Picchietti: Relational Spaces: Daughterhood, Motherhood, and Sisterhood in Dacia Maraini's Writings and Films (2002).