matrocliny

[ ma-truh-klahy-nee, mey- ]
/ ˈmæ trəˌklaɪ ni, ˈmeɪ- /

noun Genetics.

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

1915–20; matro- (variant of matri- with -o-) + -clin- (< Greek klī́nein to bend, lean, or extracted from incline; cf. cline) + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM matrocliny

mat·ro·cli·nous, mat·ro·clin·al, mat·ro·clin·ic [ma-truh-klin-ik, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈklɪn ɪk, ˌmeɪ-/, adjective
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