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DAUGHTER. An immediate female descendant. See Son.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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When it comes to the GBIRd project, for example, one might ask whether the "daughterless mouse" could escape the specific ecosystem into which it has been introduced, just as GMO crops and farmed salmon do, and what would happen if it did.
As carp injected with daughterless genes produce single-sex offspring, "the population of each targeted river or lake will eventually drive itself to extinction."
Despairing, Sameer said: "Sometimes you wonder whether we are moving towards a daughterless nation.