matrilineal


ma·tri·lin·eal

adjective \ˌma-trə-ˈli-nē-əl, ˌmā-\

Definition of MATRILINEAL

:  relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the maternal line <matrilineal society>
ma·tri·lin·eal·ly \-nē-ə-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of MATRILINEAL

1904

Other Sociology Terms

bourgeois, ethos, eugenics, exurb, incommunicado, intelligentsia, megalopolis, metrosexual, mores, subculture

Rhymes with MATRILINEAL

ma·tri·lin·eal

adjective \ˌma-trə-ˈlin-ē-əl, ˌmā-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MATRILINEAL

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

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