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patrilinear

[pa-truh-lin-ee-er, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈlɪn i ər, ˌpeɪ-/
adjective
Origin of patrilinear
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; patri- + linear
Related forms
patrilinearly, adverb
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