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patrilateral

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

adjective

related through the father.

Nearby words

patrick's test, patrick, saint, patriclinous, patricliny, patrifocal, patrilateral, patrilineage, patrilineal, patrilinear, patriliny, patrilocal
Compare matrilateral.

Origin of patrilateral

First recorded in 1945–50; patri- + lateral
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