patriclinous


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patriclinous

(ˌpætrɪˈklaɪnəs) , patroclinous or patroclinal
adj
1. (Biology) (of animals and plants) showing the characters of the male parent. Compare matriclinous
[C20: from Latin pater father + clināre to incline]
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Such crosses with attached-X females produce patriclinous sons that inherit the X-chromosome from their father and both the Y-chromosome and cytoplasm from their mother (Lindsley and Zimm 1992).