Matrilateral



[ma-truh-lat-er-uh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈlæt ər əl, ˌmeɪ-/

adjective
1.
related through the mother, as to a maternal uncle.

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    [ma-truh-lin-ee-uh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈlɪn i əl, ˌmeɪ-/ adjective 1. inheriting or determining descent through the female line. /ˌmætrɪˈlɪnɪəl; ˌmeɪ-/ adjective 1. relating to descent or kinship through the female line adj. “pertaining to or descended from the mother’s side,” 1897, from matri- + lineal. Related: Matrilineage; matrilineally. matrilineal mat·ri·lin·e·al (māt’rə-lĭn’ē-əl) adj. Relating to, based […]



  • Matrilineage

    [ma-truh-lin-ee-ij, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌmeɪ-/ noun 1. lineal descent traced through the female line.

  • Matrilinear

    [ma-truh-lin-ee-uh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈlɪn i əl, ˌmeɪ-/ adjective 1. inheriting or determining descent through the female line. /ˌmætrɪˈlɪnɪəl; ˌmeɪ-/ adjective 1. relating to descent or kinship through the female line adj. “pertaining to or descended from the mother’s side,” 1897, from matri- + lineal. Related: Matrilineage; matrilineally. matrilineal mat·ri·lin·e·al (māt’rə-lĭn’ē-əl) adj. Relating to, based […]



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