Definition of patrilineal
: relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the paternal line a patrilineal society
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More distant or complicated searches for ancestors require either a Y-DNA kit, which tests the patrilineal line, or a mitochondrial or mtDNA kit, which tests the matrilineal line.
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: relating to, based on, or tracing descent through the paternal line patrilineal society
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