Having traits considered typical of fathers; kind, protective, wise, etc.; paternal
Of, like, or appropriate to a mother:
Related through the mother, or her side of the family.
(Biol.) Of or pertaining to a phylum or to an evolutionary line of descent
Being such or possessed by reason of birth:
(Genetics) Of or relating to a generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation.
Find another word for parental. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for parental, like: fatherly, motherly, maternal, phylogenetic, phyletic, hereditary, ancestral, paternal, filial, paternity and adoptive.