ambilateral


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ambilateral

(ˌæmbɪˈlætərəl)
adj
affecting both sides of an organ or of the bodyrelating to a system of kinship in which a person can claim membership of the lineage group of either the father or mother (or both)
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Although the internal structure of most First Nations societies are either matrilineal or ambilateral, in the eyes of the nation state, a woman's legal identity in Canada was based on her husband's status, and a child's on that of his or her father.
Network mediation of exchange structures: Ambilateral sidedness and property flows in Pul Eliya (Sri Lanka).
in press) Network Mediation of Exchange Structures: Ambilateral Sidedness; and Property Flows in Pul Eliya (Sri Lanka).