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  • adj. Characterized by couples living with the husband's maternal uncle.

Etymologies

Latin avunculus ("maternal uncle"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In matrilineal societies, for instance, avunculocal residence--a system whereby boys move in with their maternal uncles at adolescence--was common.

    Balkinization

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