matri-or matro- or matr-
Mother; maternal: matrilineal.
[Latin mātri-, from māter, mātr-, mother; see mater.]
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mother or motherhood: matriarchy.
[from Latin māter mother]
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a combining form meaning “mother”: matrilineal.
[< Latin, comb. form of māter mother1]
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