matriliny

[ ma-truh-lin-ee, -lahy-nee, mey- ]
/ ˈmæ trəˌlɪn i, -ˌlaɪ ni, ˈmeɪ- /
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noun, plural mat·ri·lin·ies.

the tracing of descent through the mother's line of a family.

Nearby words

  1. matriculation,
  2. matrifocal,
  3. matrilateral,
  4. matrilineage,
  5. matrilineal,
  6. matrilocal,
  7. matrimonial,
  8. matrimony,
  9. matrimony vine,
  10. matripotestal

Origin of matriliny

First recorded in 1905–10; matrilin(eal) + -y3

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