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  • matriclinous — matroclinous …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • matriclinous — mat·ri·cli·nous (măt rĭ klīʹnəs) adj. Having predominantly maternal hereditary traits.   [matri + Greek klīnein, to lean; See klei in Indo European Roots + ous.] * * * …   Universalium

  • matriclinous — adjective Having mostly maternally inherited characteristics …   Wiktionary

  • matriclinous — mat·ri·cli·nous .ma trə klī nəs adj MATROCLINOUS * * * mat·ri·cli·nous (mat″rĭ kliґnəs) matroclinous …   Medical dictionary

  • matriclinous — /məˈtrɪklənəs/ (say muh trikluhnuhs) adjective derived or inherited from the mother and her line. Compare patriclinous. {matri + clinous, from Greek clinēs leaning, bending} …   Australian English dictionary

  • matriclinous —   a. showing inherited characteristics of the female parent.    ♦ matricliny, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • matriclinous — |klīnəs adjective Etymology: matr + clinous : matroclinous …   Useful english dictionary

  • matroclinous inheritance — the hereditary mechanism resulting in only the chromatin of the mother being passed on to the offspring which are all daughters. Also spelled matriclinous …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • klei- — To lean. Oldest form *k̑lei , becoming *klei in centum languages. Derivatives include decline, lid, climax, climate, and ladder. I. Full grade form *klei . 1. Suffixed form *klei n …   Universalium

  • genetic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. genic, inherited, hereditary, innate. See production. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hereditary, transmitted, generative, sporogenous, Xenogenetic, matriclinous, patrimonial, oögenetic, phytogenetic,… …   English dictionary for students

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