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

  • adjective Having inherited characteristics that more closely resemble the female parent than the male parent.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of matriclinous.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[matri– + Greek klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots + –ous.]

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