parentals

parentals

slang One's parents. I'll have to check with my parentals if I can borrow the car for the evening. A: "Hopefully the parentals will be asleep by the time we get back." B: "Don't call them your parentals, dude. You sound like a dweeb."
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DITCHING the parentals and living with your mates - it's a cunning plan that's been years in the making.
He captioned the picture as "Happy Anniversary to the parentals! Love you both eternally.
The highly anticipated 3-day conference will gather the growing hpapi community, filled with industry thought leaders and drug development experts involved in: cross contamination, manufacturing, containment design, liquid and parentals, R&D and pharmaceutical process development.
The self-incompatibility registered in species is probably due to the rejection process of post-zygotic embryogenesis (GIBBS; OLIVEIRA; BIANCHI, 1999), that eliminates certain genes with high compatibility between parentals.
My Tom, Aaron, Emily, sibs, and parentals, are the real reason for Keeping me from being that health care policy bore.
Yield and lodging resistance traits of LRC1, its parentals (smosl and ST-4) and T65 (original strain of smosl) (a) Gross morphology of T65, smosl, ST-4, and LRC1 at 30 days after heading.
Sneakers, satellites, and parentals: polymorphic mating strategies in North American sunfishes.
Both phenotypes are males that mature at young ages--age-2 or age-3--compared to typical males ("parentals") that mature at age-7.
Me and Big Bro Fred (along with our parentals, I might add) were completely swept off our feet by the film of a young lion called Sirga who greets the man who freed and raised her every morning with the biggest big cat cuddle you're ever likely to see.
Worthy of note is the fact that inducing mutation that will lead to improve agronomical traits is one thing and it is yet another for the introgression of economic traits from parentals to the mutants in the subsequent generations to be favourable.
Variability in Fatty Acid and Triacylglycerol Composition of the Oil of Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Hybrids and Their Parentals. Journal of Food Chemistry.
Although there are various breeding strategies, which range from population breeding to the creation and selection of haploids for the synthesis of lines, the choices of parentals and cross designs (factorial, diallels, triallels, or tetra-allels) are key issues to obtain high performance hybrids.
One of the most exciting challenges when dealing with hybrids occurs when one (or both) of the parentals has disappeared from nature or it has never been collected.