a parent organism
a parent nucleus,
a parent ion
"Honour thy father and thy mother"Bible: Exodus
"Parents love their children more than children love their parents"Auctoritates Aristotelis
"Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them"
"The most difficult job in the world is not being President. It's being a parent"
"Parents ... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years"
"They fuck you up, your Mum and Dad.They may not mean to, but they do.They fill you with the faults they hadAnd add some extra, just for you"
"The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children"
As an only child and an only parent , they'd done the best they could.LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)
But I think I should be, and I think your mother is a better parent than I am because she is disappointed.A Rodent of Doubt
He glamorized the absent parent - rejected the unexciting reality.Forests of the Night
However, one parent , Ms Sheila Collins, told The Irish Times she was only aware of four disgruntled parents.Irish Times (2002)
It usually comes with the death of a family member, especially a parent , spouse or child.Irish Times (2002)
More than half the children in the parent training group met the clinical criteria for recovery by the end of the trial.Glasgow Herald (2001)
No one can join the British armed forces at the age of 16 without the consent of a parent or guardian.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Radium was one million times more radioactive than its parent uranium!THE MEDICAL MYSTERIES E-OMNIBUS (2001)
There's an argument that if you do not want to be identified as a genetic parent , you shouldn't donate sperm.Spiked (2003)