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matr-

1.
variant of matri- before a vowel.

matri-

1.
a combining form meaning “mother,” used in the formation of compound words:
matrilineal.
Also, matro-; especially before a vowel, matr-.
Origin of matri-
< Latin, combining form of māter mother1
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British Dictionary definitions for matr-

matri-

combining form
1.
mother or motherhood: matriarchy
Word Origin
from Latin māter mother
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Word Origin and History for matr-

matri-

word-forming element meaning "mother," from comb. form of Latin mater (genitive matris) "mother" (see mother (n.1)).

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