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matrilineage

[ ma-truh-lin-ee-ij, mey- ]
/ ˌmæ trəˈlɪn i ɪdʒ, ˌmeɪ- /
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noun
lineal descent traced through the female line.
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Origin of matrilineage

First recorded in 1945–50; matri- + lineage1
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