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- adjective anthropology, of a society, or system Characterized by
couplesliving with the husband's maternal uncle.
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Latin avunculus ("maternal uncle").
In matrilineal societies, for instance, avunculocal residence--a system whereby boys move in with their maternal uncles at adolescence--was common.