maternal inheritance

noun

Medical Definition of maternal inheritance

: matroclinous inheritance specifically : inheritance of characters transmitted through extranuclear elements (as mitochondrial DNA) in the cytoplasm of the egg

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“Maternal inheritance.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maternal%20inheritance. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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