Definitions

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  • adverb by descent through the female line

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Examples

  • Despite this relatively recent mixing of haplotypes, extant populations of common eider ducks are strongly structured matrilineally in the circumpolar Arctic.

    Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • They also show how historical periods of isolation, combined with little gene flow currently (matrilineally, at least), have contributed to maintain genetic diversity.

    Effects of climate change on the biodiversity of the Arctic

  • JACOBOVICI: What they found is that Jesus, son of Joseph, buried in that tomb; and Mariamene, which is the name of Mary Magdalene, who were buried together and have been together for 2,000 years in that tomb, were not related by DNA matrilineally.

    CNN Transcript Feb 26, 2007

  • Women were organized matrilineally and men patrilineally, with marriage being endogamous.

    G. The Americas, 1000-1525

  • Despite the fact that many clans, and by extension, the status of individuals, were once determined matrilineally, the Canadian government's invention of the status card changed this: status became determined by the male alone, creating a severe disconnect between Native people and their cultures.

    The Dominion: All Stories

  • Many of the colonist and native women could have produced descendants for generations who either died out or bred into the Hera line such that their descendants were related matrilineally only to Hera.

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