[ma-truh-klahy-nee, mey-]
noun Genetics.
inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the maternal parent (opposed to patrocliny ).
Also, matricliny.

1915–20; matro- (variant of matri- with -o-) + -clin- (< Greek klī́nein to bend, lean, or extracted from incline; cf. cline) + -y3

matroclinous, matroclinal, matroclinic [ma-truh-klin-ik, mey-] , adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To matroclinic
Previous Definition: matroclinal
Next Definition: matroclinous
Words Near: matroclinic
More from
Synonyms and Antonyms for matroclinic
More from
Search for articles containing matroclinic
More from Translator Word FAQs presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature