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patrilineal

pat·ri·lin·e·al

patrilineal

pronunciation:
pae tr lI ni l
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of, concerning, or tracing descent through the families of fathers.
derivation: patrilineally (adv.)
Word Parts
The word patrilineal contains the following part:
patr, patri, pater Latin root that means father, fatherland
synonyms:
matr, matri, mater