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matrilateral

[ma-truh-lat-er-uh l, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈlæt ər əl, ˌmeɪ-/
adjective
1.
related through the mother, as to a maternal uncle.
Compare patrilateral.
Origin of matrilateral
1950-1955
1950-55; matri- + lateral
Related forms
matrilaterally, adverb
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