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patrilineal

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adjective pat·ri·lin·eal \ˌpa-trə-ˈli-nē-əl\

Definition of patrilineal

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



1904

First Known Use of patrilineal

1904

Rhymes with patrilineal


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patrilineal

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adjective pat·ri·lin·eal \ˌpa-trə-ˈlin-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of patrilineal

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




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