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.)).

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