Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 08/22/16 Filial

Filial (adjective)
filial [fil-ee-uh l]


adjective
1. of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter: filial obedience.
2. noting or having the relation of a child to a parent.
3. Genetics. pertaining to the sequence of generations following the parental generation, each generation being designated by an F followed by a subscript number indicating its place in the sequence.

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Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin fīliālis, equivalent to Latin fīli(us) son + -ālis -al

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