from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tracing descent only through female lines.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. tracing descent through the female line.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. based on or tracing descent through the female line
matri- + lineal (Wiktionary)