biological parent

biological parent
/baɪəˌlɒdʒɪkəl ˈpɛərənt/ (say buyuh.lojikuhl 'pairruhnt)

noun
a person whose parenthood is based on actual conception rather than performance of the role and whose genes have therefore been handed down to the child.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • biological father — /baɪəˌlɒdʒɪkəl ˈfaðə/ (say buyuh.lojikuhl fahdhuh) noun See biological parent …   Australian-English dictionary

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