patrilateral

[ pa-truh-lat-er-uh l, pey- ]
/ ˌpæ trəˈlæt ər əl, ˌpeɪ- /

adjective

related through the father.

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Origin of patrilateral

First recorded in 1945–50; patri- + lateral
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