: a woman who is in charge of women or children (as in a school or police station)
Word Root of MATRON
The Latin word mater, meaning “mother,” gives us the root mater or matr. Anyone or anything maternal, such as a grandparent, is related through the mother's side of the family. Maternity is the state of being a mother. A matriarch is a woman who is the mother and head of a family. A matron is a married woman who may be a mother.
Medical Definition of MATRON
British: a woman superintendent of a medical institution (as a hospital)