matriline

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mater (mother) + linea (line). Also matri- +‎ line

Noun[edit]

matriline (plural matrilines)

  1. A line of descent from a female ancestor to a descendant (of either sex) in which the individuals in all intervening generations are mothers.

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