matrifocal


matrifocal
ma·tri·focal

English syllables. 2014.

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  • matrifocal — 1952, a term from sociology, from MATRI (Cf. matri ) + FOCAL (Cf. focal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • matrifocal — [ma΄trə fō′kəl] adj. of a sociological group, as a household, tribe, etc., having a female as its leader …   English World dictionary

  • matrifocal — /ma treuh foh keuhl, may /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or designating a family unit or structure headed by the mother and lacking a father permanently or for extended periods. 2. focused or centered on the mother. [1950 55; MATRI + FOCAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • matrifocal — adjective matriarchal …   Wiktionary

  • matrifocal — adj. centered on the mother; of or pertaining to a family headed by the mother; based on the mother being the head of the household …   English contemporary dictionary

  • matrifocal — adjective (of a society) based on the mother as the head of the household …   English new terms dictionary

  • matrifocal — /mætriˈfoʊkəl/ (say matree fohkuhl) adjective of or relating to a kinship group in which the mother is the head of a household. –matrifocalism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • matrifocal — ¦ma.trə, ¦mā. ˌ adjective Etymology: matr + focal : matricentric …   Useful english dictionary

  • familia matrifocal — Unidad familiar compuesta por la madre y sus hijos. Los padres biológicos tienen un lugar temporal en la familia durante los primeros años de vida de los hijos, pero permanecen más en sus familias de origen. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería …   Diccionario médico

  • matrifocality — matrifocalˈity noun • • • Main Entry: ↑matrifocal …   Useful english dictionary


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