matriliny

[ ma-truh-lin-ee, -lahy-nee, mey- ]

noun,plural mat·ri·lin·ies.
  1. the tracing of descent through the mother's line of a family.

Origin of matriliny

1
First recorded in 1905–10; matrilin(eal) + -y3

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