Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective tracing descent through the female line.

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  • adjective Tracing descent only through female lines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective based on or tracing descent through the female line

Etymologies

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matri- +‎ lineal

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