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British Dictionary definitions for matriclinous

matriclinous

matroclinous or matroclinal

adjective
  1. (of an animal or plant) showing the characters of the female parentCompare patriclinous
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Word Origin

C20: from matri- + Greek klīnein to lean
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matriclinous in Medicine

matriclinous

(măt′rĭ-klīnəs)
adj.
  1. Having predominantly maternal hereditary traits.
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