matroclinous or matroclinal
/ (ˌmætrɪˈklaɪnəs) /
(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
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Medical definitions for matriclinous
[ măt′rĭ-klī′nəs ]
Having predominantly maternal hereditary traits.
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