from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who produces or creates.
  • n. Anthropology A natural father or mother.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a biological parent (either male or female), or the direct cause of an offspring.
  • n. a generator; an originator – Sheldon
  • n. The genitals – Holland

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who begets; a generator; an originator.
  • n. The genitals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who procreates; a sire; a progenitor.
  • n. plural The genitals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural father or mother


Middle English genitour, from Old French genitor, from Latin, from genitus, past participle of gignere, to beget; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin genitor, from genitus, past participle of the verb gignō + agent noun suffix -or. (Wiktionary)



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