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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mother cell 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Moth·er, a. Received by birth or from ancestors; native, natural; as, mother language; also acting the part, or having the place of a mother; producing others; originating.
    It is the mother falsehood from which all idolatry is derived.   --T. Arnold.
 Mother cell Biol., a cell which, by endogenous divisions, gives rise to other cells (daughter cells); a parent cell.
 Mother church, the original church; a church from which other churches have sprung; as, the mother church of a diocese.
 Mother country, the country of one's parents or ancestors; the country from which the people of a colony derive their origin.
 Mother liquor Chem., the impure or complex residual solution which remains after the salts readily or regularly crystallizing have been removed.
 Mother queen, the mother of a reigning sovereign; a queen mother.
 Mother tongue. (a) A language from which another language has had its origin. (b) The language of one's native land; native tongue.
 Mother water. See Mother liquor (above).
 Mother wit, natural or native wit or intelligence.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 par·ent n.
 1. One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.
    Children, obey your parents in the Lord.   --Eph. vi. 1.
 2. That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.
    Regular industry is the parent of sobriety.   --Channing.
 Parent cell. Biol. See Mother cell, under Mother, also Cytula.
 Parent nucleus Biol., a nucleus which, in cell division, divides, and gives rise to two or more daughter nuclei.  See Karyokinesis, and Cell division, under Division.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mother cell
      n : cell from which another cell of an organism (usually of a
          different sort) develops; "a sperm cell develops from a
          sperm mother cell"