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patrocliny

[pa-truh-klahy-nee, pey-] /ˈpæ trəˌklaɪ ni, ˈpeɪ-/
noun, Genetics.
1.
inheritance in which the traits of the offspring are derived primarily from the paternal parent (opposed to matrocliny).
Also, patricliny.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; patro- (variant of patri- with -o-) + -cliny (see matrocliny)
Related forms
patroclinous, patroclinal, patroclinic
[pa-truh-klin-ik, pey-] /ˌpæ trəˈklɪn ɪk, ˌpeɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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