[ ma-truh-klahy-nee, mey- ]
/ ˈmæ trəˌklaɪ ni, ˈmeɪ- /
inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the maternal parent (opposed to patrocliny).
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Origin of matrocliny
OTHER WORDS FROM matroclinymat·ro·cli·nous, mat·ro·clin·al, mat·ro·clin·ic [ma-truh-klin-ik, mey-], /ˌmæ trəˈklɪn ɪk, ˌmeɪ-/, adjective
Words nearby matrocliny
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