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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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She loves her children and hates her own motherliness, wanting to be unripened again, to be a bud and not a flower.
Trotzdem ersteht ein Bild des Werdens amerikanischer Volksart aus fremdartigen Elementen, das bleibenden kulturgeschichtlichen Wert besitzt [a little Czech woman in Nebraska, and is focused on her temperament and her proven motherliness.
17) He notes that Death in its Symbolist, Aesthetic and Decadent manifestations is frequently portrayed as "two female figures, not always neatly distinguish-able from each other: the angel of death and the seductress," and that "hints of motherliness may be associated with either.
Finally, Nani, the woman who Hilmy truly comes to love, embodies both the sexual appeal of Fatima and the motherliness of Hilmy's wife.
5) The feminization of national culture rested on motherliness as an essential part of femininity to ease the social costs of modernization.
It resembled groups such as the House of Catholic Public Services, the Lutheran House of the Family, and the Frankfurt Women's Association, all of which turned to Mutterlichkeit, a maternal ideology or "organized motherliness," that enabled women to combat anxieties and poor health caused by the war's devastation.
Feminists have long argued about the wisdom as well as the truth of a politics concentrating on female nurturing and motherliness.
Finally, Barbara Spackman discusses Sibilla Aleramo's stylistic use of ellipses in "Puntini, puntini, puntini: Motherliness as Masquerade in Sibilla Aleramo's Una donna.
Women should gather together "not to demonstrate for the right to vote but instead to place themselves in disposal for the care of the ill and wounded," which would lead to an outpouring "of a long-suppressed female feeling that wants (only) helping and healing--every primitive feeling of her sex that a single word best portrays: motherliness [Mutterlichkeit]" (Braun, Frauen 11).
For the most part, the USO encouraged a sense of contained motherliness in its clubs, especially when women could help a soldier through an ordinary bout of homesickness.
8) While historians continue to debate the relationship between representation and reality, however, Regina Wolkoff rightly notes that "female sexuality was perceived more in terms of motherliness than sensuality, restraint rather than passion, and characterized by spiritual rather than physical impulses.
One Direction's mothers are currently basking in the glow of an ode to their motherliness called Mum Direction.