matrilinear

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Related to matrilinearly: matrilineage, matrilineal inheritance
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Adj.1.matrilinear - based on or tracing descent through the female linematrilinear - based on or tracing descent through the female line; "matrilineal inheritance"
lineal, direct - in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
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