Pronunciation: (dô'tur),[key] —n. 1. a female child or person in relation to her parents.
2. any female descendant.
3. a person related as if by the ties binding daughter to parent: daughter of the church. 4. anything personified as female and considered with respect to its origin: The United States is the daughter of the 13 colonies. 5. Chem.,Physics.an isotope formed by radioactive decay of another isotope.
—adj. Biol.pertaining to a cell or other structure arising from division or replication: daughter cell; daughter DNA.