Patroclinous



[pa-truh-klahy-nee, pey-] /ˈpæ trəˌklaɪ ni, ˈpeɪ-/

noun, Genetics.
1.
inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the paternal parent (opposed to ).
adj.

“resembling the father rather than the mother,” 1913, from patri- + Greek klinein “to lean” (see lean (v.)).

patroclinous pat·ro·cli·nous (pāt’rə-klī’nəs) or pat·ri·cli·nous (-rĭ-)
adj.
Having inherited traits that more closely resemble the father’s side than the mother’s side.

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