enate

enate

[ee-neyt]
noun
1.
a person related on one's mother's side. Compare agnate, cognate.
adjective
2.
Also, enatic [ee-nat-ik] . related on one's mother's side.

Origin:
< Latin ēnātus, past participle of ēnāscī to issue forth, be born

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enate (ˈiːneɪt)
 
adj
1.  biology growing out or outwards
2.  related on the side of the mother
 
n
3.  a relative on the mother's side
 
[C17: from Latin ēnātus, from ēnāscī to be born from, from nāscī to be born]

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