unilineal

adjective

uni·​lin·​e·​al ˌyü-ni-ˈli-nē-əl How to pronounce unilineal (audio)
: tracing descent through either the maternal or paternal line only

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unilineal was in 1935

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

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