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"resembling the father rather than the mother," 1913, from patri- + Greek klinein "to lean" (see lean (v.)).
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.