patroclinous


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pat·ro·cli·nous

 (păt′rə-klī′nəs)
adj.
Having inherited characteristics that more closely resemble the male parent than the female parent.

[patr(i)- + Greek klīnein, to lean; see klei- in Indo-European roots + -ous.]

pat′ro·cli′ny (-nē) n.

patroclinous

(ˌpætrəˈklaɪnəs) ,

patriclinous

,

patroclinal

,

patroclinic

or

patriclinic

adj
(Biology) (of animals and plants) showing the characters of the male parent. Compare matroclinous
[C20: from Latin pater father + clināre to incline]