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matrocliny

[ma-truh-klahy-nee, mey-] /ˈmæ trəˌklaɪ ni, ˈmeɪ-/
noun, Genetics.
1.
inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the maternal parent (opposed to patrocliny).
Also, matricliny.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; matro- (variant of matri- with -o-) + -clin- (< Greek klī́nein to bend, lean, or extracted from incline; cf. cline) + -y3
Related forms
matroclinous, matroclinal, matroclinic
[ma-truh-klin-ik, mey-] /ˌmæ trəˈklɪn ɪk, ˌmeɪ-/ (Show IPA),
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