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1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child.

2. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of birth or origin; generatrix. Alas! poor country! . It can not be called our mother, but our grave. (Shak) I behold . The solitary majesty of Crete, mother of a religion, it is said, that lived two thousand years. (Landor)

3. An old woman or matron.

4. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an abbess, etc.

5. (Science: medicine) Mother Carey's chicken, a congenital mark upon the body; a naevus.

6. 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.

7. (Science: biology) Arnold) Mother cell, 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 language from which another language has had its origin. The language of one's native land; native tongue. Mother water. See Mother liquor (above). Mother wit, natural or native wit or intelligence.

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... to recite trite catch phrases you gleaned elsewhere on the Internet? An infant can distinguish between people alright. It, for example, knows its mother from its father. It knows its fat aunt from its skinny aunt. What exactly is your point with respect to infants? In fact what is your point generally? ...

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1 attached, 1 unattached earlobe

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I Need Help understanding gametes, genotypes and phenotypes

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