maternal

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

ma·ter·nal

adj \mə-ˈtərn-əl\

Definition of MATERNAL

1
: of, relating to, belonging to, or characteristic of a mother <maternal instinct>
2
a : related through a mother <his maternal aunt> b : inherited or derived from the female parent <maternal genes>
ma·ter·nal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb

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