Meaning of daughter

daugh•ter

Pronunciation: (dô'tur), [key]
— n.
  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. an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.
—adj.
  1. 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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