[ ma-truh-foh-kuhl, mey- ]

  1. of, relating to, or designating a family unit or structure headed by the mother and lacking a father permanently or for extended periods.

  2. focused or centered on the mother.

Origin of matrifocal

First recorded in 1950–55; matri- + focal

Words Nearby matrifocal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024