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birth parent

noun [C] uk   us  
the woman who gave birth to a child or the man who helped to conceive a child (= cause a baby to begin to form), although she or he may not now be the child's legal parent
Translations of “birth parent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 親生父母, 生父, 生母…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生身父母, 生父, 生母…
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