patroclinous

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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patriclinous, patroclinous or patroclinal (ˌpætrɪˈklaɪnəs, ˌpætrəˈklaɪnəl)
 
adj
Compare matriclinous (of animals and plants) showing the characters of the male parent
 
[C20: from Latin pater father + clināre to incline]
 
patroclinous, patroclinous or patroclinal
 
adj
 
[C20: from Latin pater father + clināre to incline]
 
patroclinal, patroclinous or patroclinal
 
adj
 
[C20: from Latin pater father + clināre to incline]

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patroclinous pat·ro·cli·nous (pāt'rə-klī'nəs) or pat·ri·cli·nous (-rĭ-)
adj.
Having inherited traits that more closely resemble the father's side than the mother's side.

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