unilineal

adjective
uni·​lin·​e·​al | \ ˌyü-ni-ˈli-nē-əl How to pronounce unilineal (audio) \

Definition of unilineal

: tracing descent through either the maternal or paternal line only

First Known Use of unilineal

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Unilineal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unilineal. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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