(computing) another name for dot-matrix printer
noun 1. Linguistics. a sentence in which another sentence is embedded: In The man who called is waiting, The man is waiting is a matrix sentence.
- Matrix unguis
matrix unguis matrix un·guis (ŭng’gwĭs) n. See nail bed.
1. variant of . 1. a combining form meaning “mother,” used in the formation of compound words: matrilineal. combining form 1. mother or motherhood: matriarchy word-forming element meaning “mother,” from comb. form of Latin mater (genitive matris) “mother” (see mother (n.1)).
[ma-truh-klahy-nee, mey-] /ˈmæ trəˌklaɪ ni, ˈmeɪ-/ noun, Genetics. 1. inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the maternal parent (opposed to ). /ˌmætrəˈklaɪnəs/ adjective 1. a variant of matriclinous adj. “resembling the mother rather than the father,” 1911, from matri- + Greek klinein “to lean” (see lean (v.)).