Definitions

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

  • adj. Having inherited characteristics that more closely resemble the father's side than the mother's side.

Etymologies

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

patr(i)- + Greek klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots + -ous.

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