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Genitor Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    genitor n : a natural father or mother
Genitor Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Genitor \Gen"i*tor\, n. [L.]
  1. One who begets; a generator; an originator. --Sheldon.
  2. pl. The genitals. [Obs.] --Holland.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Genitor'

Kinship terminology refers to the various systems used in languages to refer to the persons to whom an individual is related through kinship. Different societies classify kinship relations differently and therefore use different systems of kinship terminology - for example some languages distinguish between affinal and consanguine uncles, whereas others have only one word to refer to both a father and his brothers. Kinship terminologies include the terms of address used in different languages or communities for different relatives and the terms of reference used to identify the relationship of these relatives to ego or to each other.

Anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan (1818–1881) performed the first survey of kinship terminologies in use around the world. Though much of his work is now considered dated, he argued that kinship terminologies reflect different sets of distinctions. For example, most kinship terminologies distinguish between sexes (the difference between a brother and a sister) and between generations (the difference between a child and a parent). Moreover, he argued, kinship terminologies distinguish between relatives by blood and marriage (although recently some anthropologists have argued that many societies define kinship in terms other than blood).

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