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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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Christofias had said that the two motherlands had invaded Cyprus.
Guess the girls really had it hard on their motherland Russia?
Motherland inches its way through airbrushed beauty, boob jobs and Botox, the might of motherhood and the challenge of childlessness.
I have been with Sultan, I worked under his reign as an undersecretary of Riyadh Governorate when he was its Governor, hence, Prince Sultan and me have served this motherland under the leadership of the Founding King Abdulaziz, the Mastermind, then under the consecutive leaderships of late Kings Saud, Faisal, Khalid and Fahd, respectively, may Allah rest their souls in peace, and finally under the wise leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who taught us and proved to us how to serve the motherland, and how to sacrifice everything to serve the nation.
He told the paper "Al Alam" that the philosophy of returning to the homeland is developing in the camps, noting that his decision to go back to his motherland was a step towards the light of truth and an exit from the tunnel of a false cause.
Distributed by the Living Media Group, Motherland will be priced at Rs 100 and published bi-monthly (every two months) but will soon become a monthly.
After a very successful run at Live Theatre, Motherland was presented at Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, winning a Fringe First Award from The Scotsman newspaper.
The Iranian MP uttered his allegations at a public session and in the presence of Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki, saying Bahrain was, up to 40 years ago, part of Iran's territories, but was separated from the motherland through a suspicious referendum.
Motherland certainly resembles Russia, but the use of the country's name directly in the case is avoided to reduce student tendencies to stereotype real people and to avoid potential errors introduced by students who have knowledge of Russian culture.
But how could they expect me to come home and invest in my so-called motherland when they cannot issue me with something as simple as a passport?
To make it that little bit extra special, Newcastle's Live Theatre will be joining in the drama by showcasing its powerful production, Motherland, at The Underbelly.
Blatter has opened the way for an England bid by revealing FIFA are next week set to scrap rotation of the tournament around the continents - and said he would welcome a bid "from the motherland of football".