Matro-



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)).

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  • Matroclinous

    [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.)).

  • Matrocliny

    [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 ).



  • Matron

    [mey-truh n] /ˈmeɪ trən/ noun 1. a married woman, especially one who is mature and staid or dignified and has an established social position. 2. a woman who has charge of the domestic affairs of a hospital, prison, or other institution. 3. a woman serving as a guard, warden, or attendant for women or girls, […]

  • Matronage

    [mey-truh-nij, ma-] /ˈmeɪ trə nɪdʒ, ˈmæ-/ noun 1. the state of being a . 2. guardianship by a . 3. collectively. /ˈmeɪtrənɪdʒ/ noun 1. the state of being a matron 2. supervision or care by a matron 3. matrons collectively



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