matrilateral

adjective

matri·​lateral
¦ma‧trə,
¦mā‧+
: related on the mother's side : maternal
a matrilateral cousin
contrasted with patrilateral
matrilaterally
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adverb

Word History

Etymology

matr- + lateral

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“Matrilateral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/matrilateral. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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