A mother is the social female parent of an offspring.
In the case of a mammal such as a human, the biological mother gestates her child (called first an embryo, then a fetus) in the womb from conception until the fetus is sufficiently well-developed to be born. The mother then goes into labour and gives birth. Once the child is born, the mother produces milk, a process called lactation, to feed the child.
In non-sexual organisms, "mother" can sometimes be used to mean "parent"; in the case of single-celled organisms that reproduce by fission, the mother is a cell that divides to produce "daughters".
Mothers typically have a very important role in raising children, and the title mother can be given to a woman other than a biological parent who fills this role. This is most commonly either an adoptive mother or a stepmother (the wife of a child's father). Nowadays, with advances in reproductive technologies, the function of biological motherhood can be split between the genetic mother (who provides the ovum) and the gestational mother (who carries the pregnancy), and in theory neither might be the social mother (the one who brings up the child).
The term mother can also refer to a person with stereotypical traits of a mother such as nurturing and other-centredness... more
Mother | Definition of Mother by Merriam-Webster
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 10:38:00 GMT
Define mother: a female parent; a woman in authority; specifically : the superior of a religious community of women ? mother in a sentence Visit
Mother! (2017) - IMDb
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 23:42:00 GMT
Directed by Darren Aronofsky. With Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at ... Visit
mother! (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 06:16:00 GMT
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan ... Visit
mother! | Fandango
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 01:22:00 GMT
Terror strikes when a mysterious man and his family stay as guests in a couple's Victorian mansion. Visit
Mother - Wikipedia
Sun, 07 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT
A mother is the female parent of a child. Mothers are women who inhabit or perform the role of bearing some relation to their children, who may or may not be their ... Visit
Mother - definition of mother by The Free Dictionary
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:20:00 GMT
Define mother. mother synonyms, mother pronunciation, mother translation, English dictionary definition of mother. n. 1. a. A woman who gives birth to a child. b. A ... Visit
Mother | Define Mother at Dictionary.com
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:34:00 GMT
bearing a relation like that of a mother, as in being the origin, source, or protector: Visit
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Mother (1996) - IMDb
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:04:00 GMT
Directed by Albert Brooks. With Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Collins, Laura Weekes. A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother to ... Visit
Mother (video game) - Wikipedia
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:32:00 GMT
Mother (Japanese: ???), released outside Japan as EarthBound Beginnings, is a role-playing video game developed by Ape and published by Nintendo for the Famicom. Visit
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