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matrilineal

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adjective ma·tri·lin·eal \ˌma-trə-ˈli-nē-əl, ˌmā-\

Definition of matrilineal

  1. :  relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the maternal line <matrilineal society>

matrilineally

play \-nē-ə-lē\ adverb


1904

First Known Use of matrilineal

1904

Rhymes with matrilineal

patrilineal, unilineal


Medical Dictionary

matrilineal

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adjective ma·tri·lin·eal \ˌma-trə-ˈlin-ē-əl, ˌmā-\

Medical Definition of matrilineal

  1. :  relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the maternal line <a matrilineal society>




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