Medical Dictionary

maternal inheritance

noun

Medical Definition of maternal inheritance

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


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