Matrilineal



[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 on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.
matrilineal [(mat-ruh-lin-ee-uhl)]

Tracing kinship and descent through the female line. (Compare patrilineal.)

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