patroclinic

patrocliny

[pa-truh-klahy-nee, pey-]
noun Genetics.
inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the paternal parent (opposed to matrocliny ).
Also, patricliny.


Origin:
1915–20; patro- (variant of patri- with -o-) + -cliny (see matrocliny)

patroclinous, patroclinal, patroclinic [pa-truh-klin-ik, pey-] , adjective
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