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Pronunciation: (dô'tur), [key]
1. a female child or person in relation to her parents.
2. any female descendant.
3. a person related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent: daughter of the church.
4. anything personified as female and considered with respect to its origin: The United States is the daughter of the 13 colonies.
5. Chem., Physics.an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.

Biol.pertaining to a cell or other structure arising from division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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