[pa-tri-klahy-nee, pey-] /ˈpæ trɪˌklaɪ ni, ˈpeɪ-/

noun, Genetics.


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    [pa-truh-foh-kuh l, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈfoʊ kəl, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective 1. focused or centered on the father.

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    [pa-truh-lat-er-uh l, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlæt ər əl, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective 1. related through the father.

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    [pa-truh-lin-ee-uh l, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i əl, ˌpeɪ-/ adjective 1. inheriting or determining descent through the male line. /ˌpætrɪˈlɪnɪəl/ adjective 1. tracing descent, kinship, or title through the male line adj. 1904, from patri- + lineal. patrilineal pat·ri·lin·e·al (pāt’rə-lĭn’ē-əl) adj. Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the paternal line. patrilineal [(pat-ruh-lin-ee-uhl)] Tracing […]

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