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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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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