matrilineage

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

noun

lineal descent traced through the female line.

Nearby words

  1. matriculant,
  2. matriculate,
  3. matriculation,
  4. matrifocal,
  5. matrilateral,
  6. matrilineal,
  7. matriliny,
  8. matrilocal,
  9. matrimonial,
  10. matrimony

Origin of matrilineage

First recorded in 1945–50; matri- + lineage1

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