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mat•ri•lin•y



Pronunciation: (ma'tru-lin"ē, -lī"nē, mā'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -lin•ies.

the tracing of descent through the mother's line of a family.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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