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matrifocal

[ma-truh-foh-kuh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈfoʊ kəl, ˌmeɪ-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or designating a family unit or structure headed by the mother and lacking a father permanently or for extended periods.
2.
focused or centered on the mother.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; matri- + focal
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Contemporary definitions for matrifocal
adjective

pertaining to a family with a mother as the head of the household; also, pertaining to a culture dominated by families headed by mothers

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Word Origin and History for matrifocal
adj.

1952, a term from sociology, from matri- + focal.

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