matroclinous or matroclinal
/ (ˌmætrɪˈklaɪnəs) /
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(of an animal or plant) showing the characters of the female parentCompare patriclinous
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Word Origin for matriclinous
C20: from matri- + Greek klīnein to lean
Words nearby matriclinous
matriarchate, matriarchy, matric, matrices, matricide, matriclinous, matricliny, matriculant, matriculate, matriculation, matrifocal
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