matrilineage

[ ma-truh-lin-ee-ij, mey- ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌmeɪ- /

noun

lineal descent traced through the female line.

Origin of matrilineage

First recorded in 1945–50; matri- + lineage1
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