(noun, adjective)


1. designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced

2. relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

- parental guidance

Similar word(s): maternal, paternal


1. A person fulfilling a parental role.

- Nowadays there are all kinds of potential parentals besides parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, step-parents, in-laws, older siblings and cousins, and those in civil unions.